Predominance of afr2 and ral fimbrial genes related to those encoding the K88 and CS31A fimbrial adhesins in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli isolates from rabbits with postweaning diarrhea in Central Europe

Mohamed A. Dow, István Tóth, Pavel Alexa, Michael Davies, Anna Malik, Eric Oswald, Béla Nagy

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Abstract

PCR tests designed in these studies identified three rabbit adhesive factor genes among 43 enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) strains: afr1 (2 strains), the F4(K88)/CS31A-related afr2 (10 strains), and ral (15 strains). Several EPEC strains (i.e., O153:H7 and O157:H2) lacked these genes but did adhere to HeLa cells and produced attaching and effacing lesions in rabbits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1366-1371
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

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Bacterial Adhesins
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli
Diarrhea
Rabbits
HeLa Cells
Adhesives
Genes
Polymerase Chain Reaction

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