Detection and Typing Strategies for Pathogenic Escherichia coli

  • Lucia Rivas
  • Glen E. Mellor
  • Kari Gobius
  • Narelle Fegan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition book series (BRIEFSFOOD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Lucia Rivas, Glen E. Mellor, Kari Gobius, Narelle Fegan
    Pages 1-38
  3. Lucia Rivas, Glen E. Mellor, Kari Gobius, Narelle Fegan
    Pages 39-65
  4. Lucia Rivas, Glen E. Mellor, Kari Gobius, Narelle Fegan
    Pages 67-99
  5. Lucia Rivas, Glen E. Mellor, Kari Gobius, Narelle Fegan
    Pages 101-110

About this book


This Brief will review the methods that are currently available for the detection, isolation, and typing of pathogenic E. coli with a particular focus on foodborne diseases caused by the Shiga toxigenic E. coli group, which have been implicated in a number of significant outbreaks in recent years. Pathogenic forms of E. coli can cause a variety of diarrheal diseases in hosts due to the presence of specific colonization and virulence factors, and pathogenicity-associated genes, which are generally not present in other E. coli. Six pathotypes of pathogenic E. coli are recognized (Shiga toxigenic E. coli, Enteropathogenic E. coli, Enterotoxigenic E. coli, Enteroinvasive E. coli, Enteroaggregative E. coli and Diffusely Adherent E. coli) and certain strains among these groups are major public health concerns due to the severity of disease that they can cause. Methods to detect and isolate these pathogens from a variety of sources are constantly evolving. In addition, the accumulation of knowledge on these pathogens allows for improved intervention strategies.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Lucia Rivas
    • 1
  • Glen E. Mellor
    • 2
  • Kari Gobius
    • 3
  • Narelle Fegan
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Science and ResearchRiccarton, ChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.CSIRO Food and Nutrition FlagshipArcherfieldAustralia
  3. 3.CSIRO Food and Nutrition FlagshipWerribee VICAustralia
  4. 4.CSIRO Food and Nutrition Flagship Werribee VICAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Authors 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2345-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2346-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-571X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5728
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