Direct detection of Escherichia coli virulence genes by real-time PCR in fecal samples from bats in Brazil

Adriana Cabal, Maria J. Pereira, Ludmilla M.S. Aguiar, Lucas Domínguez, Carlos Fonseca, Julio Álvarez, Jan F. Drexler, Christian Gortázar

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Abstract

Guano samples from 412 Brazilian bats were screened with real-time PCR for the virulence genes (eae, est, elt, stx1, stx2, ehxA, invA, bfpA, aggR) representing five intestinal pathotypes of Escherichia coli. From 82 pooled samples, 22% contained Escherichia coli DNA, and eae, est, bfpA, aggR were detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)942-945
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2015

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