Presence of a Human Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Clone in Captivity Kept Psittacidaes
Guilherme A Marietto-Gonçalves1, Silvia M de Almeida2, Josias Rodrigues1, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 72
Last Page: 75
Publisher ID: TOMICROJ-5-72
Article History:Received Date: 30/4/2011
Revision Received Date: 10/5/2011
Acceptance Date: 12/5/2011
Electronic publication date: 20/7/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Bacterial cultures of cloaca swabs from 86 captivity kept psittacidaes revealed 17 Escherichia coli bearing birds sharing strains which, on the basis of enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus (ERIC) PCR analysis, proved to be genetically similar. Further, triplex PCR specific for the genetic markers chuA, yjaA, and TSPE4.C2 was used to assign the strains to the E. coli reference collection (EcoR) B2 group. One strain of each, from the enteropathogenic (EPEC), enteroaggregative (EAEC) and Shiga toxin (STEC) E. coli pathovars were found among these isolates.