Plasmids from Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Strains with Rare Enterohemolysin Gene (ehxA) Subtypes Reveal Pathogenicity Potential and Display a Novel Evolutionary Path

November 2016

Sandra C. Lorenz, Steven R. Monday, Maria Hoffmann, Markus Fischer and Julie A. Kase

Scientists from the US FDA and the University of Hamburg used PacBio sequencing to characterize plasmids associated with heightened virulence in Shiga toxin-producing E. coli strains. They used BluePippin size selection to produce 20 kb libraries for sequencing.

Appl. Environ. Microbiol.
November 2016 vol. 82 no. 216367-6377

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