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Hemolytic Porcine Intestinal Escherichia coli without Virulence-Associated Genes Typical of Intestinal Pathogenic E. coli
- Schierack, Peter, Weinreich, Joerg, Ewers, Christa, Tachu, Babila, Nicholson, Bryon, Barth, Stefanie
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2011 v.77 no.23 pp. 8451-8455
- Escherichia coli, enteropathogens, feces, genes, swine
- Testing 1,666 fecal or intestinal samples from healthy and diarrheic pigs, we obtained hemolytic Escherichia coli isolates from 593 samples. Focusing on hemolytic E. coli isolates without virulence-associated genes (VAGs) typical for enteropathogens, we found that such isolates carried a broad variety of VAGs typical for extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli.