Query: NC_014618:4657719 Enterobacter cloacae SCF1 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Enterobacter lignolyticus; Enterobacter; Enterobacteriaceae; Enterobacteriales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Country: USA; Environment: Soil; Temp: Mesophile; Isolation: Short Cloud Forest soil; Country:USA: Luquillo LTER, Puerto Rico. This organism was isolated anaerobically from tropical forest soils collected from the Short Cloud Forest site in the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, USA, part of the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Station.
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General Information: This strain (536; O6:K15:H31) is a uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) that was isolated from a patient with acute pyelonephritis (inflammation of the kidney and pelvis). This organism was named for its discoverer, Theodore Escherich, and is one of the premier model organisms used in the study of bacterial genetics, physiology, and biochemistry. This enteric organism is typically present in the lower intestine of humans, where it is the dominant facultative anaerobe present, but it is only one minor constituent of the complete intestinal microflora. E. coli, is capable of causing various diseases in its host, especially when they acquire virulence traits. E. coli can cause urinary tract infections, neonatal meningitis, and many different intestinal diseases, usually by attaching to the host cell and introducing toxins that disrupt normal cellular processes.