Rod shaped bacillus found in the colon of mammals (also found in soil and water). Widely used in laboratory research and is the microorganism most used as a host for gene-splicing techniques used to clone genes.
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Database dedicated to the analysis of the genome of Escherichia coli . Provides a complete dataset of DNA and protein sequences derived from the paradigm strain E.coli K-12, linked to the relevant annotations and functional assignments.
EcoCyc: Encyclopedia of E. coli Genes and Metabolism
Collaborative project aimed at compiling a knowledge base describing the genes and intermediary metabolism of this bacterium . Features publications and a table of enzymes.
Escherichia coli Database Collection
Provides information on the entire K12 chromosome . Searchable by a gene, sequence map, tables or keyword.