Detection, enumeration and isolation of strains carrying the stx2 gene from urban sewage.

@article{Blanch2003DetectionEA,
  title={Detection, enumeration and isolation of strains carrying the stx2 gene from urban sewage.},
  author={Anicet R. Blanch and Cristina Garc{\'i}a-Aljaro and Maite Muniesa and Jj Jofr{\'e}},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={
          109-16
        }
}
Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli strains have been related with waterborne outbreaks. Besides 0157:H7, several serotypes of E. coli and other enterobacteria have been implicated in outbreaks and reported to carry the shiga toxin genes. Shiga toxins, stx1 and stx2, are important virulence factors of these strains. These genes have been linked to bacteriophages and consequently are susceptible to lateral transmission. To better understand the ecology of these genes a study of the presence of the… CONTINUE READING
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