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Volume 24, Number 12—December 2018
Research

Genomic Characterization of β-Glucuronidase–Positive Escherichia coli O157:H7 Producing Stx2a

Yoshitoshi OguraComments to Author , Kazuko Seto, Yo Morimoto, Keiji Nakamura, Mitsuhiko P. Sato, Yasuhiro Gotoh, Takehiko Itoh, Atsushi Toyoda, Makoto Ohnishi, and Tetsuya Hayashi
Author affiliations: Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan (Y. Ogura, K. Nakamura, M.P. Sato, Y. Gotoh, T. Hayashi); Osaka Institute of Public Health, Osaka, Japan (K. Seto); Hokkaido Institute of Public Health, Hokkaido, Japan (Y. Morimoto); Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan (T. Itoh); National Institute of Genetics, Shizuoka, Japan (A. Toyoda); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo (M. Ohnishi)

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Figure 1

Schematic illustrating model of the stepwise evolution of STEC O157. The proposed stepwise evolution model of STEC O157 was schematically illustrated according to previous reports (8,9). Clonal complexes (CCs) A1 to A6 are indicated, along with phenotypic changes, antigen shifts, and acquisitions of Stx phages and pO157. Squares indicate contemporary circulating STEC O157 clones. EPEC, enteropathogenic E. coli; GP, β-glucuronidase–positive; NSF, non–sorbitol-fermenting; SF, sorbitol-fermenting;

Figure 1. Schematic illustrating model of the stepwise evolution of STEC O157. The proposed stepwise evolution model of STEC O157 was schematically illustrated according to previous reports (8,9). Clonal complexes (CCs) A1 to A6 are indicated, along with phenotypic changes, antigen shifts, and acquisitions of Stx phages and pO157. Squares indicate contemporary circulating STEC O157 clones. EPEC, enteropathogenic E. coli; GP, β-glucuronidase–positive; NSF, non–sorbitol-fermenting; SF, sorbitol-fermenting; STEC, Stx–producing E. coli.

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