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Technical Appendix Technical Appendix Figure. Distribution of the MICs of colistin for the 684 E. coli isolates from diseased swine in Japan between 1991 and 2014. Because the breakpoint MIC of colistin for Enterobacteriaceae has not yet been published by the CLSI (1), isolates with an MIC of ≥4 μg/ml were considered colistin resistant according to the(More)
Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) causes diarrhea and hemorrhagic colitis with life-threatening complications, such as hemolytic uremic syndrome. Their major virulence factor is Shiga toxin (Stx), which is encoded by bacteriophages. Of the two types of Stx, the production of Stx2, particularly that of Stx2a (a subtype of Stx2), is a major risk factor for(More)
We report here the draft genome sequences of five rapidly growing Mycobacterium (RGM) species potentially pathogenic to humans, M. thermoresistibile, M. fortuitum subsp. acetamidolyticum, M. canariasense, M. brisbanense, and M. novocastrense As the clinical importance of RGMs is increasingly being recognized worldwide, these sequences would contribute to(More)
Escherichia albertii is a recently recognized close relative of Escherichia coli. This emerging enteropathogen possesses a type III secretion system (T3SS) encoded by the locus of enterocyte effacement, similar to enteropathogenic and enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EPEC and EHEC). Shiga toxin-producing strains have also been identified. The genomic features of(More)
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