Molecular characterization of Escherichia coli strains that cause symptomatic and asymptomatic urinary tract infections

Abraham, S., Chapman, T. A., Zhang, R., Chin, J., Mabbett, A. N., Totsika, Makrina, & Schembri, M. A. (2012) Molecular characterization of Escherichia coli strains that cause symptomatic and asymptomatic urinary tract infections. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(3), pp. 1027-1030.

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Abstract

The differences between Escherichia coli strains associated with symptomatic and asymptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs) remain to be properly determined. Here we examined the prevalence of plasmid types and bacteriocins, as well as genetic relatedness, in a defined collection of E. coli strains that cause UTIs. Comparative analysis identified a subgroup of strains with a high number of virulence genes (VGs) and microcins M/H47. We also identified associations between microcin genes, VGs, and specific plasmid types.

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ID Code: 77392
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Articles free to read on journal website after 6 months
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.06671-11
ISSN: 0095-1137
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012, American Society for Microbiology
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2014 23:18
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 00:32

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