Comparison of diversities of Escherichia coli O157 shed from a cohort of spring-born beef calves at pasture and in housing

L. Vali, K.A. Wisely, M.C. Pearce, E.J. Turner, H.I. Knight, H.R. Smith, S.G.B. Amyes

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Abstract

A cohort of spring-born beef calves demonstrated limited genetic and phenotypic diversity of Escherichia coli O157 when kept in a state of isolation. Despite this, there was a difference in the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and phage types of isolates shed by cattle at pasture compared with those shed by the same cattle when weaned and housed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1648-1654
Number of pages6
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume71
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Keywords

  • microbiology
  • physiology
  • Escherichia coli
  • electrophoresis

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