Shiga toxins and stx phages: highly diverse entities.

@article{Krger2015ShigaTA,
  title={Shiga toxins and stx phages: highly diverse entities.},
  author={Alejandra Kr{\"u}ger and Paula Mar{\'i}a Alejandra Lucchesi},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={161 Pt 3},
  pages={
          451-62
        }
}
Shiga toxins are the main virulence factors of a group of Escherichia coli strains [Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)] that cause severe human diseases, such as haemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic-uraemic syndrome. The Shiga toxin family comprises several toxin subtypes, which have been differentially related to clinical manifestations. In addition, the phages that carry the Shiga toxin genes (stx phages) are also diverse. These phages play an important role not only in the dissemination of… 

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