Aerobactin production by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli of porcine intestine.


Of 135 strains of Escherichia coli from the intestines of healthy and diseased piglets screened, 16 (12%) were positive in a bioassay for aerobactin production. Of these, 15 also carried genetic determinants for heat stable or heat labile enterotoxins. 


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