Historical antibiotic-resistant populations of S. enterica serotype Typhimurium
Little is known about the emergence and spread of the first antibiotic-resistant populations. It is believed, for example, that the very common penicillinase gene, blaTEM-1, discovered for the first time in E. coli in Greece […]
Phylogenomics of Shiga’s epidemic dysentery bacillus (Shigella dysenteriae type 1)
The agent of epidemic dysentery, the bacterium Shigella dysenteriae type 1, was isolated in Japan in 1897 by Dr Kyoshi Shiga during a massive epidemic of bloody diarrhea that caused 20,000 deaths over a […]
The Unit includes two National Reference Centers (CNR) and a WHO Collaborating Center. Our interests are the population dynamics of bacterial enteric pathogens such Salmonella, Shigella/Escherichia coli and Vibrio, with a special focus on […]
2017Early transmissible ampicillin resistance in zoonotic Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium in the late 1950s: a retrospective, whole-genome sequencing study, Lancet Infect Dis 2018 Feb;18(2):207-214.
2016Erratum: Global phylogeography and evolutionary history of Shigella dysenteriae type 1, Nat Microbiol 2016 10;1(11):16209.