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on March 3, 2021

Whole genome sequencing reveals how APEC evolves

Tracking mutations shows how good bacteria turns bad.

Avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) is a typically harmless form of bacteria commonly found in poultry intestines; however its genes could easily mutate to cause a life-threatening infection for both humans and birds, warned a new study published in Nature Communications.

“Industrial scale poultry production (large bird numbers and…

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