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A 66 year old man with bloody diarrhea has an isolate of escherichia coli cultured from his stool...

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A 66 year old man with bloody diarrhea has an isolate of escherichia coli cultured from his stool that is thought to be the cause of diarrhea. A 19-year old woman with a bladder infection has an isolate of E. coli cultured from her urine that is thought to be the cause of the infection. How can the same bacteria be identified in two very different hosts with two very different illnesses?

Bloody Diarrhea:

Bloody diarrhoea falls under the category of critical condition. In this state, blood gets mixed in the watery stools. This state proves to be extremely severe and also proves to be lethal.

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Escherichia coli (E. coli) as a Model Organism or Host Cell

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Escherichia coli, better known as E. coli, is a mammalian gut bacteria frequently used by scientists as a model organism or host cell to research biological phenomena with the intention of applying discoveries to other biological species. Explore the past and present of E.coli outbreaks, implications of genetic manipulation, and how model organisms assist with biological research.


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