Adhesin-encoding genes from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli are more prevalent in atypical than in typical enteropathogenic E. coli

Tânia A.T. Gomes, Rodrigo T. Hernandes, Alfredo G. Torres, Fábia A. Salvador, Beatriz E.C. Guth, Tânia M.I. Vaz, Kinue Irino, Rosa M. Silva, Mônica A.M. Vieira

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Abstract

Four of six adhesin-encoding genes (lpfA, paa, iha, and toxB) from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains were detected in typical and atypical enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) strains of various serotypes. Although the most prevalent gene was lpfA in both groups, paa was the only potential diarrhea-associated gene in atypical EPEC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3334-3337
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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