Diversity of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26:H11 Strains Examined via stx Subtypes and Insertion Sites of Stx and EspK Bacteriophages.

@article{Bonanno2015DiversityOS,
  title={Diversity of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26:H11 Strains Examined via stx Subtypes and Insertion Sites of Stx and EspK Bacteriophages.},
  author={Ludivine Bonanno and Estelle Loukiadis and Patricia Mariani-Kurkdjian and E. T. Oswald and Lucille Garnier and Val{\'e}rie Michel and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Auvray},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={81 11},
  pages={3712-21}
}
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a food-borne pathogen that may be responsible for severe human infections. Only a limited number of serotypes, including O26:H11, are involved in the majority of serious cases and outbreaks. The main virulence factors, Shiga toxins (Stx), are encoded by bacteriophages. Seventy-four STEC O26:H11 strains of… CONTINUE READING