The story behind the name Escherichia Coli

The name behind the strain: ESCHERICHIA COLI

Ever wondered how bacterial strains get their names?

Let’s uncover the story behind these names!

We begin with probably the most famous one… Escherichia coli.

E.coli was named after Theodor Escherich, a German pediatrician who discovered this bacterium in 1885 .

Escherich initially called it “Bacterium coli commune” as he found it in the colon.

Over time, its name evolved to honor its discoverer and its common habitat.

What will be the next strain?

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