14. Population Genetics of Pathogenic Escherichia coli

  1. D. Ashley Robinson2,
  2. Daniel Falush3 and
  3. Edward J. Feil4
  1. Erick Denamur,
  2. Bertrand Picard and
  3. Olivier Tenaillon

Published Online: 9 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470600122.ch14

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

How to Cite

Denamur, E., Picard, B. and Tenaillon, O. (2010) Population Genetics of Pathogenic Escherichia coli, in Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease (eds D. A. Robinson, D. Falush and E. J. Feil), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470600122.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Microbiology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Microbiology, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork Ireland

  3. 4

    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK

Author Information

  1. INSERM U722 and Université Denis Diderot, Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470424742

Online ISBN: 9780470600122

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Keywords:

  • pathogenic Escherichia coli population genetics - E. coli phylogenetic structure;
  • Shigella and enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) - drift and adaptive evolution;
  • coincidental hypothesis - virulence factors evolution, in obligate parasites

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • E. coli Population Genetics: Clonal or not Clonal?

  • The E. coli Phylogenetic Structure

  • The Evolutionary History of a Host-Specific Obligate Pathogen: The Shigella and EIEC Case Study

  • What Makes You an Opportunistic Pathogen?

  • The Virulence Resistance Trade-off

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References