Characterization of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 strains and establishment of selective isolation media for these strains.

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We characterized the carbohydrate-fermenting ability of 31 strains of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26 isolated from diarrhea patients in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, in order to establish selective isolation media for these strains. None of the 31 STEC O26 strains (24 O26:H11, 7 O26:H-) fermented rhamnose, whereas all of the other 108 STEC… (More)

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@article{Hiramatsu2002CharacterizationOS, title={Characterization of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 strains and establishment of selective isolation media for these strains.}, author={Reiji Hiramatsu and Masakado Matsumoto and Yoshio Miwa and Yasumoto Suzuki and Makoto Saito and Yutaka Miyazaki}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2002}, volume={40 3}, pages={922-5} }