A new publication from Beatriz Pereira, Xiaokang Wang, and Dr. Ilias Tagkopoulos on E. coli’s stress response to everyday use biocides. The work highlights the differences between short- and long-term exposure to biocides in the bacterial transcriptome. Novel correlations between zinc-homeostasis genes and tolerance to biocides were explored, and targets for future investigation of resistance mechanisms were identified.

Reference: Pereira, Beatriz Merchel Piovesan, Xiaokang Wang, and Ilias Tagkopoulos. “A systems analysis of E. coli short and long-term transcriptomic response to biocides.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2020): AEM.00708-20. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00708-20