Persistence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on the rhizosphere and phyllosphere of lettuce.

@article{Ibekwe2009PersistenceOE,
  title={Persistence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on the rhizosphere and phyllosphere of lettuce.},
  author={A Mark Ibekwe and Catherine M. Grieve and Sharon K. Papiernik and C Yang},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={784-90}
}
AIMS The major objective of this study was to determine the effects of low levels of Escherichia coli O157:H7 contamination on plant by monitoring the survival of the pathogen on the rhizosphere and leaf surfaces of lettuce during the growth process. METHODS AND RESULTS Real-time PCR and plate counts were used to quantify the survival of E. coli O157:H7… CONTINUE READING