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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Escherichia coli
Escherichia coli

BioHazard Level:
1

Growth Temperature:
37oC

Appropriate growth media:
LB broth

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
EciI, Eco24I, Eco31I, Eco32I, Eco47I, Eco47III, Eco52I, Eco57I, Eco57MI, Eco72I, Eco81I, Eco88I, Eco91I, Eco105I, Eco130I, Eco147I, EcoICRI, EcoNI, EcoO109I, EcoO65I, EcoP15I, EcoRI, EcoRII, EcoRV, EcoT14I, EcoT22I, EcoT38I

Gram Stain:
Escherichia coli is Gram stain negative

Respiration:
Escherichia coli is a facultative anaerobe

Motility:
Escherichia coli is motile via peritrichous flagellae

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Gammaproteobacteria; Enterobacteriales; Enterobacteriaceae; Escherichia

Industrial uses or economic implications:
More than any other bacterium, Escherichia coli is the workhorse of modern biotechnology. Escherichia coli is commonly used for everything from cloning DNA fragments for research to production of biotech products.

Miscellaneous:
Escherichia coli is a common bacterium that is normal flora of the intestinal tracts of humans and animals. Although most Escherichia coli are non-pathogenic E. coli O157:H7 produces a powerful toxin and can cause severe illness.

Human health and disease:
Escherichia coli can cause infection in other parts of the body, especially the digestive and urinary tract.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as interesting bits of information is not meant to be medical advice and should not be used to treat or diagnose any disease!


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