Journal article

ADHERENCE CHARACTERISTICS OF ATTACHING AND EFFACING STRAINS OF ESCHERICHIA-COLI FROM RABBITS

RM ROBINSBROWNE, AM TOKHI, LM ADAMS, V BENNETTWOOD, AV MOISIDIS, EO KREJANY, LE OGORMAN

INFECTION AND IMMUNITY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1994

Abstract

Twelve strains of Escherichia coli previously reported to cause diarrhea in rabbits were examined for properties associated with virulence. Ten strains met the criteria for classification as enteropathogenic E. coli in that they were diarrheagenic strains that evoked attaching-effacing lesions in the small intestine and did not produce detectable enterotoxins or cytotoxins. These bacteria exhibited a variety of patterns when investigated for adherence to HEp-2 epithelial cells. Although several strains displayed localized and/or diffuse adherence to epithelial cells, they did not hybridize with DNA probes that recognize the genes responsible for these phenotypes in diarrheagenic E. coli from..

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