Feces of feedlot cattle contain a diversity of bacteriophages that lyse non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli.

@article{Wang2015FecesOF,
  title={Feces of feedlot cattle contain a diversity of bacteriophages that lyse non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli.},
  author={Jiaying Wang and Yan D. Niu and Jin-ding Chen and Hany Anany and Hans-W. Ackermann and Roger Johnson and Collins Njie Ateba and Kim Stanford and Tim Angus McAllister},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={61 7},
  pages={467-75}
}
This study aimed to isolate and characterize bacteriophages that lyse non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) from cattle feces. Of 37 non-O157 STEC-infecting phages isolated, those targeting O26 (AXO26A, AYO26A, AYO26B), O103 (AXO103A, AYO103A), O111 (AXO111A, AYO111A), O121 (AXO121A, AXO121B), and O145 (AYO145A, AYO145B) were further characterized. Transmission electron microscopy showed that the 11 isolates belonged to 3 families and 6 genera: the families Myoviridae (types… CONTINUE READING