During April and May I had the pleasure to assist Jeroen Geurtsen and his co-workers with their overview of E. Coli genomics and pathotypes (Genomics and pathotypes of the many faces of Escherichia coli) in FEMS Microbiology Reviews. In this review, Geurtsen et al take a birds-eye view of the E. coli species, characterizing it from historical, clinical, and genetic perspectives. We examine the wide spectrum of human disease caused by E. coli, the genome content of the bacterium, and its propensity to acquire, exchange, and maintain antibiotic resistance genes and virulence traits.”

I developed all figures for this paper, of which three can be seen here.