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Baas Becking meets One Health

“Everything is everywhere, but, the environment selects” — a hypothesis formulated by Lourens Baas Becking in 1934 — is used to frame research that analyses the sharing of Escherichia coli strains across humans, livestock and wildlife animals.

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Fig. 1: E. coli is shared among humans, livestock and wildlife.


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van Schaik, W. Baas Becking meets One Health. Nat Microbiol 7, 482–483 (2022).

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