DATABASE: Gut Bug Genomics

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Science  22 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5636, pp. 1025
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5636.1025c

Find out what makes food poisoning villains tick with this database from the University of Birmingham, U.K. Researchers can use coliBASE to analyze and compare the genomes of three strains of Salmonella, one of Shigella, and five of Escherichia coli, including the deadly O157:H7 variety. Linked databases let you parse the genes of different species and strains of Clostridium, which cause diseases such as botulism and tetanus, and the gut-wrenching Campylobacter.

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