Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
Journal or Book Title
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Isogenic strains of Escherichia coli O157:H7, missing either stx2 or the entire Stx2-encoding phage, were compared with the parent strain for their abilities to colonize sheep. The absence of the phage or of the Shiga toxin did not significantly impact the magnitude or duration of shedding of E. coli O157:H7.
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Cornick, Nancy A.; Helgerson, Amy F.; and Sharma, Vijay, "Shiga Toxin and Shiga Toxin-Encoding Phage Do Not Facilitate Escherichia coli O157:H7 Colonization in Sheep" (2007). Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine Publications. 111.