This week, Microbiology has launched ‘Microbe Profiles’ – concise, review-type articles that provide overviews of the classification, structure and properties of novel microbes, written by leading microbiologists.
These profiles will be published once every two months, providing insights into key microbes within the field. The profiles are fully citable and freely available, and will make an excellent resource for education or reference.
Microbiology has invited authors worldwide to contribute to this new article type, each summarising an important microbe. The first profile is an overview of Escherichia coli O157:H7, a zoonotic diarrhoeal pathogen of global importance. It belongs to a subset of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli that can form attaching and effacing lesions on intestinal epithelia.
This profile was written by Professor David Gally (The Roslin Institute) and Professor Mark Stevens (University of Edinburgh), which you can read here.