The HUSEC reference strain collection is a collection of HUS-associated EHEC comprising all EHEC serotypes and MLST STs detected in Germany until today. This collection represents the phylogenetic breadth of HUS-associated EHEC. and can be used as a comparison for novel EHEC bacteria.It is an open collection, i.e. if new EHEC variants occur, they can be included into the HUSEC collection. Please contact us here.
Please cite Mellmann et al., Emerg Infect Dis 2008.