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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

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Human Escherichia coli O157:H7 Genetic Marker in Isolates of Bovine Origin

Jeffrey T. LeJeune*Comments to Author , Stephen T. Abedon*, Kaori Takemura*, Nicholas P. Christie*, and Srinand Sreevatsan*
Author affiliations: *Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio, USA

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Table 1

Distribution of polymerase chain reaction results from bovine Escherichia coli O157 isolates based on geographic origina

Country of origin
No. tested
Q allele
933
21
Both
N (%) N (%) N (%)
USA
46
20 (44)
25 (54)
1 (2)
Scotland
8
– (0)
2 (25)
6 (75)
Australia
7
– (0)
7 (100)
– (0)
Japan
17
3 (18)
14 (82)
– (0)
Total 78 23 (29) 48 (62) 7 (9)

a–, not detected. Percentages are read across rows, not down columns. Significant difference in proportion of Q alleles isolated from different countries (p < 0.05, chi-square test for homogeneity).

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