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.
Lewis, A. L., & Lewis, W. G. (2016). A New Catalog of Microbiological Tools for Women’s Infectious Disease Research. Genome Announcements, 4(5). https://doi.org/10.1128/genomea.00890-16