Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O103:H2 isolates from cattle and humans.

Abstract

Characterization of important non-O157 verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) has lagged considerably behind that of O157:H7 strains. This study characterized 91 VTEC O103:H2 strains from bovine and human sources and of North American and European origins by virulence or putative virulence genes, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01095-08

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