TY - CHAP A1 - Wan-Keung Raymond Wong A2 - Ka-Lun Ng A3 - Thiyagarajan Sivakumar A4 - Xiu-Hua Hu A5 - Hao Wang A6 - Lai-Cheuk Nelson Lai ED1 - Marjanca Starčič Erjavec Y1 - 2019-09-18 PY - 2019 T1 - Escherichia coli: A Versatile Platform for Recombinant Protein Expression N2 - The title of the book "The Universe of Escherichia coli" aims to present and emphasize the huge diversity of this bacterial species and our efforts to prevent the E. coli infections. As it is part of the gut microbiota, E. coli is a well-known commensal species, and probiotic E. coli strains are successfully used for improving host's health. Also many "workhorse" E. coli strain exist that are employed in laboratory and biotechnology settings. But certain E. coli strains can cause intestinal and also extraintestinal infections at many anatomical sites. Therefore many efforts are undertaken to prevent E. coli infections, among them food safety, vaccines, but also new antimicrobial agents are searched for. BT - The Universe of Escherichia coli SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.82276 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.82276 SN - 978-1-83881-153-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-12-06 ER -