Vero cell toxins in Escherichia coli and related bacteria: transfer by phage and conjugation and toxic action in laboratory animals, chickens and pigs.

@article{Smith1983VeroCT,
  title={Vero cell toxins in Escherichia coli and related bacteria: transfer by phage and conjugation and toxic action in laboratory animals, chickens and pigs.},
  author={H. Williams Smith and Philip Paige Green and Z E Parsell},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={129 10},
  pages={3121-37}
}
Sixty-eight of 519 strains of Escherichia coli and six of 10 strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa produced toxins acting on Vero cells (VT+); all of 63 Salmonella, Shigella, Klebsiella, Enterobacter and Proteus strains were VT-. Most of the VT+ E. coli strains were from weaned pigs suffering from oedema disease and/or diarrhoea and belonged to serogroups O141… CONTINUE READING