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Identification of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157-Specific DNA sequence obtained from amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis.

Department of Bioresource Science, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.
Microbiology and Immunology (Impact Factor: 1.55). 02/2007; 51(9):883-8. DOI: 10.1111/j.1348-0421.2007.tb03970.x
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ABSTRACT An approximately 1.1 kbp fragment that was commonly observed only in the enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O157 strains in an analysis of amplified fragment length polymorphism was found to be a partial gene sequence encoding the locus of toxB and a useful molecular marker for the identification of EHEC O157.

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