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Volume 9, Number 12—December 2003

Research

The Rabbit as a New Reservoir Host of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli

Alexis García*Comments to Author  and James G. Fox*
Author affiliations: *Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Table

Serotypes, biochemical, and molecular characterization of Escherichia coli strains isolated from laboratory rabbits

Source Rabbit Serotype API code stx1 stx2 and variants eae
A
DB 01-204
O153:H-
5144162
+
-
+


O145:H-
5144552
-
-
+
A
DB 01-206
O145:H-
5144552
-
-
+
A
DB 01-207
O7:H-
5144572
-
-
-
A
DB 01-208
O7:H-
5144572
-
-
-
A
DB 01-210
O7:H-
5144572
-
-
-
A
DB 01-211
O7:H-
5144572
-
-
-
A
DB 02-171
O8:H-
5144572
-
-
-


O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+
A
DB 02-181
O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+


O145:H-
5144672
-
-
+


O145:H-
4144572
-
-
+
A
DB 02-182
O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+


O7:HM, O141:HM
5144572
-
-
-
A
DB 02-174
O153:H-
5144542
+
-
+
A
DB 02-175
O138:HM
5144572
-
-
-


O153:H-
5144542
+
-
+
A
DB 02-172
O153:H-
5144542
+
-
+
A
DB 02-169
O103:H2
5144572
-
-
-
A
DB 02-177
O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+


A:H-
5144142
+
-
+


O145:H-
5144172
-
-
+
A
DB 02-173
O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+
A
DB 02-183
O153:H-
5144572
+
-
+


O153:H-
5144542
+
-
+
A
DB 02-176
O7:H-, O141:H-
5144572
-
-
-
A
DB 02-179
O153:H7
5144542
+
-
+
A
DB 02-2413
O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+
A
DB 02-2368
O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+
A
DB 02-10032
O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+
A
DB 02-206
O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+


O145:H7
5144572
-
-
+
A
DB 02-207
O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+


O145:H-
5144172
-
-
+


O145:H7
5144572
-
-
+
A
DB 02-208
O153:H-
5144542
+
-
+
A
DB 02-209
O8:H44
5144572
-
-
-
A
DB 02-210
M:H-
7144172
-
-
-


O75:H-
5144172
-
-
-
A
DB 02-212
O145:H-
5144572
-
-
+
A
NZW 02-153
O7:H7
5144572
-
-
-
A
NZW 02-186
O7:H7
5144572
-
-
-
A
NZW 02-187
O7:H7
5144572
-
-
-
A
NZW 02-188
O7:H7
5144572
-
-
-
A
NZW 02-198
NT:H7
5144572
-
-
-
A
NZW 02-199
O7:H7
5144572
-
-
-
A
NZW 02-218
O86:H7
5144572
-
-
-
A
NZW 02-222
O7:H7
7144573
-
-
-
A
NZW 02-223
M:H7
7144572
-
-
-
A
NZW 02-225
O7:H7
5144572
-
-
-


O145:H-
5144572
-
-
-
A
NZW 02-227
O153:H-
5144542
+
-
-


O153:H7
5144542
+
-
-
B
DB 02-228
O75:H-
5144172
-
-
-
B
DB 02-231
O7:H7
5144572
-
-
-
B
DB 02-232
O7:H7
5144572
-
-
-
B DB 02-233 O7:H7 5144572 - - -

DB, Dutch Belted; NZW, New Zealand White; A, autoagglutination; M, multiple; NT, did not react with antisera

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