Clonal relationship among atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli strains isolated from different animal species and humans.

@article{Moura2009ClonalRA,
  title={Clonal relationship among atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli strains isolated from different animal species and humans.},
  author={Rodrigo A Moura and Marcelo Palma Sircili and Luciana Leomil and Maria Helena Matt{\'e} and Luiz Rachid Trabulsi and Waldir Pereira Elias and Kinue Irino and Antonio Fernando Pestana de Castro},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 23},
  pages={7399-408}
}
Forty-nine typical and atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) strains belonging to different serotypes and isolated from humans, pets (cats and dogs), farm animals (bovines, sheep, and rabbits), and wild animals (monkeys) were investigated for virulence markers and clonal similarity by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST). The virulence markers analyzed revealed that atypical EPEC strains isolated from animals have the potential to cause… CONTINUE READING