Serum resistance and virulence of Escherichia coli isolated from turkeys.

Abstract

Twenty-five strains of Escherichia coli isolated from turkeys were characterized for their serum resistance and virulence. An in vitro bactericidal assay was used to determine the serum resistance of E coli. Virulence was determined by survival time after IV inoculation of each strain into 3-week-old turkeys. Serum-resistant E coli strains were generally found to be virulent for turkeys, whereas serum-sensitive E coli strains were avirulent. Of the 25 strains, 18 strains were placed in the 2 categories of serum-resistant/virulent and serum-sensitive/avirulent. Five strains were serum-resistant and avirulent, and 2 strains were serum-sensitive and virulent. Serum resistance appears to be an important determinant of virulence for E coli in turkeys; however, the requirement for other virulence factors, in addition to serum resistance, was suggested by the finding that 5 serum-resistant strains were avirulent in turkeys.

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@article{Ellis1988SerumRA, title={Serum resistance and virulence of Escherichia coli isolated from turkeys.}, author={Matt G. Ellis and Lawrence H Arp and Susan J Lamont}, journal={American journal of veterinary research}, year={1988}, volume={49 12}, pages={2034-7} }