WHAT IS IT?
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a gram negative rod shaped bacteria.
Eosin-methylene blue (EMB) agar is used for isolation.
Green colonies with a metallic sheen can be seen on EMB agar
Type III secretion system (injectosome)
Adhesions/fimbria are present that help in the organisms virulence.
Urinary tract infection: this pathogen is the most common cause of a UTI
OTHER HY FACTS
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