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Volume 2012, Article ID 437342, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/437342
Research Article

Prevalence of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) Clone Harboring sfa Gene in Brazil

1Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo. Avenue Prof. Dr. Orlando Marques de Paiva, 87 05508-900 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Departamento de Microbiologia, Imunologia e Parasitologia, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, 04023-062 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
3Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), 13083-970, Campinas, SP, Brazil
4Laboratório de Referência de E. coli (LREC), Departamento de Microbioloxía e Parasitoloxía, Facultade de Veterinaria, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), 27002 Lugo, Spain

Received 30 November 2011; Accepted 21 December 2011

Academic Editors: C. DebRoy and A. C. Manna

Copyright © 2012 Terezinha Knöbl 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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