A New Catalog of Microbiological Tools for Women's Infectious Disease Research

Genome Announc. 2016 Sep 29;4(5):e00890-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00890-16.


Genitourinary infections pose serious health risks. But, little is known about how genitourinary bacteria attach, maintain colonization, compete for resources, and cause pathology. In this issue, we introduce a new set of 62 genitourinary reference strains of bacteria and their genomes to spur experimental research on infectious diseases that impact women.