The Sanger Institute was funded to perform comparative sequencing of five Escherichia coli and Shigella strains in collaboration with Dr. Christoph Tang of the Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection, Imperial College, London, Prof. Mark Pallen and Dr. Ian Henderson of the Division of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham, UK Dr. Claude Parsot and Dr. Phillipe Sansonetti of the Unite de Pathologie Microbienne, Institut Pasteur, France, Dr. Gadi Frankel, of the Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College, London, and Dr. Stuart Knutton of the Institute of Child Health, Birmingham.
These strains included Shigella dysenteriae M131649 (M131). This project is still in finishing/gap closure.
Published Genome Data
Evolution and adaptation of the epidemic dysentery bacterium Shigella dysenteriae type 1 (Shiga’s bacillus) during the pre and post-antibiotic era
Data Use Statement
This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.
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