Whole-genome sequencing data for serotyping Escherichia coli-it's time for a change!

Claire Jenkins*

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The accessibility of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) presents the opportunity for national reference laboratories to provide a state-of-the-art public health surveillance service. The replacement of traditional serology-based typing of Escherichia coli by WGS is supported by user-friendly, freely available data analysis Web tools. An article in this issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology (K. G. Joensen, A. M. M. Tetzschner, A. Iguchi, F. M. Aarestrup, and F. Scheutz, J Clin Microbiol, 53:2410 -2426, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00008-15) describes SerotypeFinder, an essential guide to serotyping E. coli in the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2402-2403
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015


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