About PortEco


PortEco is a next-generation resource for knowledge and data about the biology of Escherichia coli K-12 group strains (these are laboratory strains and are not pathogenic), its bacteriophages, plasmids, and mobile genetic elements. PortEco is being developed by a national consortium of both laboratory biologists and computational biologists, and is funded by a grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

PortEco is dedicated to serving research and education aims related to E. coli as a model biological system. E. coli is the best studied free-living organism and our knowledge about E. coli informs almost all aspects of basic and applied microbiology.

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PortEco Leadership Team


PortEco Steering Committee