List of strains of Escherichia coli

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Escherichia coli is a well-studied bacterium that was first identified by Theodor Escherich, after whom it was later named.



  • Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917 also known as Mutaflor


  • E. coli K-12, one of two laboratory strains (innocuous)
  • Escherichia coli B, the other of the two lab strains from which all lab substrains originate
    • Escherichia coli BL21(DE3)



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