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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 102, No. 2, 2007, pp. 169-174
Bioline Code: oc07030
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 102, No. 2, 2007, pp. 169-174

 en Genetic relationship of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources pathotypes among the enteropathogenic Escherichia coli O serogroup
Bando, Silvia Y; Trabulsi, Luiz R & Moreira-Filho, Carlos A


The genetic relationship among the Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources pathotypes was investigated. We used random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) data for constructing a dendrogram of 73 strains of diarrheagenic E. coli. A phylogenetic tree encompassing 15 serotypes from different pathotypes was constructed using multilocus sequence typing data. Phylogram clusters were used for validating RAPD data on the clonality of enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) O serogroup strains. Both analyses showed very similar topologies, characterized by the presence of two major groups: group A includes EPEC H6 and H34 strains and group B contains the other EPEC strains plus all serotypes belonging to atypical EPEC, enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) and enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC). These results confirm the existence of two evolutionary divergent groups in EPEC: one is genetically and serologically very homogeneous whereas the other harbors EPEC and non-EPEC serotypes. The same situation was found for EAEC and EHEC.

clonal structure - genetic relationship - diarrheagenic Escherichia coli -random amplified polymorphic DNA - multilocus sequence typing

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