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- Andreas Baumgartner; Isabel Niederhauser; David Diston; Dominik Moor
- Journal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit 2016 v.11 no.4 pp. 353-357
- Shiga-like toxins; enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli; food safety; foods; genes; intimin; karsts; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; springs (water); virulence; virulent strains; Switzerland
- ... Within 2 months, two water sources in a karst area in Switzerland were sampled 9 times each, and analyzed by real-time PCR for 6 EHEC O-types, Shiga-like-toxin (stx1 and stx2) and intimin (eae) genes. With the exception of O111, 5 O-types were recorded regularly and at high frequencies (O26: 33.3 %; O157: 33.3 %; O104: 66.6 %; O103: 72.2 %; O145: 94.4 %). Genes for Shiga-like-toxins and intimin we ...
- Karolina Pierzynowska; Weronika Jasińska; Zuzanna Cyske; Magdalena Bunikowska; Robert Droczek; Grzegorz Węgrzyn
- Journal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit 2018 v.13 no.2 pp. 125-129
- Shiga toxin; adhesins; bacteria; biofilm; carbonated beverages; enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli; ethanol; fimbriae; flagellum; genes; hemolysins; intimin; microbial culture; people; virulence
- ... Pathogenicity of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) strains depends on various virulence factors, like adhesins (including intimin), flagella, type I fimbriae, curli fibers, hemolysins, and agents required for biofilm formation. However, the pathogenicity is highly enhanced by production of Shiga toxins which are encoded by stx genes located in genomes of Shiga toxin-converting (Stx) propha ...