The May 2011 outbreak of an E. coli infection in Europe has resulted in serious concerns about the potential appearance of a new deadly strain of bacteria. The Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) in collaboration with
the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf researchers, used their genomic technology to determine the infectious strain, reveal the mechanisms of infection, and facilitate the development of measures to control
the spread of this epidemic thus helping German scientists to find the cause for the epedimia and understanding the nature of the infection.
Why do I mention it here?
The BGI is a customer of DataCite using the British Library as their DOI-agency. Therefore the data of the genome’s sequence of the bacterium was published with a DOI name.
The data is available here:
To maximise it’s utility to the research community and aid those fighting the current epidemic, genomic data
is released by BGI into the public domain under a CC0 licence.
Until the publication of research papers on the assembly and whole-genome analysis of this isolate
the dataset can be cited as:
Li, D; Xi, F; Zhao, M; Chen, W; Cao, S; Xu, R; Wang, G; Wang, J; Zhang, Z; Li, Y; Cui, C; Chang, C; Cui, C; Luo, Y; Qin, J; Li, S; Li, J; Peng, Y; Pu, F; Sun, Y; Chen, Y; Zong, Y; Ma, X; Yang, X; Cen, Z; Song, Y; Zhao, X; Chen, F; Yin, X; Rohde, H; Liang, Y; Li, Y
and the Escherichia coli O104:H4 TY-2482 isolate genome sequencing consortium (2011):
Genomic data from Escherichia coli O104:H4 isolate TY-2482.
BGI Shenzhen. doi:10.5524/100001