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Research Abstracts Online
January 2008 - March 2009

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Medical School
Department of Medicine

PI: James R. Johnson

Resistant Escherichia coli in Retail Poultry vs. Human Vegetarians and Controls

Escherichia coli is the most common cause of urinary tract infection, neonatal meningitis, and sepsis in the U.S., resulting in significant morbidity and mortality, as well as increased health care costs. In recent years, emerging antimicrobial resistance has threatened the reliability of traditional therapeutic mainstays such as trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, fluoroquinolones, and extended-spectrum cephalosporins, making it important to discover the origins of resistant strains. These researchers used the CGL to perform multi-locus sequence typing to analyze the nucleotide sequences of seven different alleles in E. coli strains.

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Brian Johnston, Staff
Megan Menard, Staff