A virulence and antimicrobial resistance DNA microarray detects a high frequency of virulence genes in Escherichia coli isolates from Great Lakes recreational waters.

@article{Hamelin2006AVA,
  title={A virulence and antimicrobial resistance DNA microarray detects a high frequency of virulence genes in Escherichia coli isolates from Great Lakes recreational waters.},
  author={Katia Hamelin and Guillaume Bruant and Abdel El-Shaarawi and Stephen P. Hill and Thomas A. Edge and Sadjia Bekal and John Morris Fairbrother and Jos{\'e}e Harel and Christine Maynard and Luke Masson and Roland Brousseau},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={4200-6}
}
Escherichia coli is generally described as a commensal species with occasional pathogenic strains. Due to technological limitations, there is currently little information concerning the prevalence of pathogenic E. coli strains in the environment. For the first time, using a DNA microarray capable of detecting all currently described virulence genes and commonly found antimicrobial resistance genes, a survey of environmental E. coli isolates from recreational waters was carried out. A high… CONTINUE READING