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Molecular characterization of commensal Escherichia coli adapted to different compartments of the porcine gastrointestinal tract

Abraham, Sam; Gordon, David; Chin, James; Brouwers, Huub J.M.; Njuguna, Peter; Groves, Mitchell D.; Zhang, Ren; Chapman, Toni A.


The role of Escherichia coli as a pathogen has been the focus of considerable study, while much less is known about it as a commensal and how it adapts to and colonizes different environmental niches within the mammalian gut. In this study, we characterize Escherichia coli organisms (n=146) isolated from different regions of the intestinal tracts of eight pigs (dueodenum, ileum, colon, and feces). The isolates were typed using the method of random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and screened...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01688-12


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