Rate of turnover of e. coli strains in intestine

Range 2-4 weeks
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Hartl DL, Dykhuizen DE. The population genetics of Escherichia coli. Annu Rev Genet. 198418: pp. 36PubMed ID6099090
Primary Source Caugant DA, Levin BR, Selander RK. Genetic diversity and temporal variation in the E. coli population of a human host. Genetics. 1981 Jul98(3):467-90.PubMed ID7037535
Method Electrophoretic techniques were employed to study variation in chromosomal genes encoding enzymes and in the distribution of cryptic plasmids in the E. coli population of a human host over an 11-month period.
Comments the particular strains of E. coli present in the intestinal flora of a host change with time
Entered by Uri M
ID 102540