Plasmid profile of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 from apparently healthy animals

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Smith, S. I.
Aboaba, O.O.
Odeigha, P.
Shodipo, K.
Adeyeye, J. A.
Ibrahim, A.
Adebiyi, T.
Onibokun, H.
Odunukwe, N. N.
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African Journal of Biotechnology
One hundred samples from healthy animals were screened for the presence of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli 0157: H7 and 17 were positive for EHEC 0157:H7 after confirmation using serology kits. Antibiotic susceptibility patterns showed the isolates to be highly susceptible to the various antibiotics screened with a few showing multiple antibiotic resistance. The plasmid profiles revealed that 8/17 (47%) of the animal isolates harboured detectable plasmids ranging in size from 0.564 kb to >23 kb.
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Escherichia coli , EHEC , Animals , Plasmid profile , Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES
Smith, S.I., Aboaba, O.O., Odeigha, P., Shodipo, K., Adeyeye, J.A., Ibrahim, A., Adebiyi, T., Onibokun, H. and Odunukwe, N.N., 2003. Plasmid profile of Escherichia coli 0157: H7 from apparently healthy animals. African Journal of Biotechnology, 2(9), pp.322-324.