Sick spinach: Meet the killer E coli

Posted on October 26, 2006  Comments (1)

Sick spinach: Meet the killer E coli:

O157 is unusually infectious, adds B. Brett Finlay, professor of microbiology at the University of British Columbia, who has studied the devious bug’s genetics and tactics. “Ten organisms can make you sick, while salmonella takes 10 million. And E. coli O157:H7 is resistant to acid in the stomach that normally kills most things.”

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One Response to “Sick spinach: Meet the killer E coli”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Programing Bacteria
    November 4th, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

    The research now, however, is in its very early stages, You said. So far, E. coli bacteria have been programmed to grow in numbers until a certain population size is reached. The bacteria then kill themselves off, growing again only after their numbers dwindle sufficiently…

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