Genetic characterization of Escherichia coli O104 isolates from different sources in the United States

Lydia V. Rump, Sonya Bodeis-Jones, Jason Abbott, Shaohua Zhao, Julie Kase, Sandra Lorenz, Markus Fischer, Eric Brown, Jianghong Meng

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Abstract

Escherichia coli O104 isolates collected from different sources in the United States were examined for virulence genes typical of enterohemorrhagic E. coli and those identified in the O104:H4 isolate associated with the 2011 German outbreak. The unexpected presence of virulence markers in these isolates highlights the importance of screening unusual and potentially pathogenic Shiga toxin-producing E. coli serotypes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1615-1618
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume78
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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