Prevalence, molecular fingerprinting and drug resistance profile of enterovirulent Escherichia coli isolates from free-ranging yaks of Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh, India

@article{Bandyopadhyay2011PrevalenceMF,
  title={Prevalence, molecular fingerprinting and drug resistance profile of enterovirulent Escherichia coli isolates from free-ranging yaks of Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh, India},
  author={Samiran Bandyopadhyay and Chandan Lodh and Mihir Sarkar and Monoj Kumar Ghosh and Asit Kumar Bera and Debasish Bhattacharyya and Dipak Kumar Mondal and Kishore Kumar Baruah},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={1063-1072}
}
Of 273 samples (rectal swab) collected from free-ranging yaks of Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh, 42 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), six enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and 27 enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) strains were isolated. All the STEC and EPEC strains were further investigated for respective stx variants (for STEC only) and additional putative virulence factors. The 27 ETEC strains were also screened for characteristic enterotoxin gene(s) and colonization factors… CONTINUE READING