Acyl-Homoserine-Lactone Autoinducer in the Gastrointesinal Tract of Feedlot Cattle and Correlation to Season, E. Coli O157:H7 Prevalence, and Diet

@article{Edrington2008AcylHomoserineLactoneAI,
  title={Acyl-Homoserine-Lactone Autoinducer in the Gastrointesinal Tract of Feedlot Cattle and Correlation to Season, E. Coli O157:H7 Prevalence, and Diet},
  author={Thomas S. Edrington and Russell L Farrow and Vanessa G Sperandio and David T. Hughes and Ty E. Lawrence and Todd Ryan Callaway and Robin Carl Anderson and David J. Nisbet},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={58},
  pages={227-232}
}
Acyl-homoserine-lactone autoinducer (AHL) produced by nonenterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli species in cattle appears to be required for enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) colonization of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). The current research aimed to examine the effect of season, diet, EHEC shedding, and location within the GIT on AHL prevalence in the ruminant. Luminal content samples were collected from the rumen and rectum of feedlot cattle at slaughter in the spring, summer, fall, and winter… CONTINUE READING
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