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International Journal of Microbiology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 140105, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/140105
Research Article

Polymorphic Amplified Typing Sequences and Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis Yield Comparable Results in the Strain Typing of a Diverse Set of Bovine Escherichia coli O157:H7 Isolates

1Food Safety and Enteric Pathogens Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ames, IA 50010, USA
2Department of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843, USA
3Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
4Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
5Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
6Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
7Pathovacs Inc., Ames, IA 50010, USA
8School of Food Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843, USA
9Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Received 25 June 2012; Accepted 25 July 2012

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Comi

Copyright © 2012 Indira T. Kudva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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