JAB5 at vaxb.york.ac.uk said:
> I am interested in the genetic relationship between E.coli subtypes,
> particularly B, C, W and how close they are to K-12.
> Any feedback, info or pointers to relevant literature would be most
> appreciated. It is incredible that we know so much about K-12 yet are
> unclear on the relationship between this strain and natural isolates
> of coli.
Umm, well, you might go to library and look up Roger Milkman's recent
work; Howard Ochman w/ and w/o Robert Selander; and Selander's stuff.
There is a lot of information out there. Now if someone would just
write a good review...too bad Roger doesn't read the net.
FYI, this discussed every year at the Woods Hole Molecular Evolution
course, which this year is Aug 1-15.
dr. dan davison/dept. of biochemical and biophysical sciences/univ. of
Houston/4800 Calhoun/Houston,TX 77204-5934/davison at uh.edu/DAVISON at UHOU
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reason, and intellect had intended for us to forgo their use." --Galileo
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