Preliminary virulence genotyping and phylogeny of Escherichia coli from the gut of pigs at slaughtering stage in Brazil.

@article{Martins2013PreliminaryVG,
  title={Preliminary virulence genotyping and phylogeny of Escherichia coli from the gut of pigs at slaughtering stage in Brazil.},
  author={Rodrigo Prado Martins and Maria Cristina da Silva and Val{\'e}ria de Freitas Dutra and Luciano Nakazato and Domingos da Silva Leite},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={437-40}
}
In the current study we screened Escherichia coli from intestine of pigs slaughtered in Mato Grosso, Brazil, for virulence-markers related to human disease. Furthermore, we employed for the first time a phylogenetic assay to explore the association between phylogeny and virulence genotype in E. coli from finished swine. A low prevalence (7.8%) of E. coli harbouring virulence genes was observed. Among the positive isolates, 3.3% could be classified as atypical EPEC, 2.2% as STEC and 2.2% as CDT… CONTINUE READING