Impact of diversity of colonizing strains on strategies for sampling Escherichia coli from fecal specimens

Ebbing Lautenbach, Warren B. Bilker, Pam Tolomeo, Joel N. Maslow

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Abstract

Of 49 subjects, 21 were colonized with more than one strain of Escherichia coli and 12 subjects had at least one strain present in fewer than 20% of colonies. The ability to accurately characterize E. coli strain diversity is directly related to the number of colonies sampled and the underlying prevalence of the strain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3094-3096
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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