Adherence pili of avian strains of Escherichia coli O78

Z. Yerushalmi, N. I. Smorodinsky, M. W. Naveh, E. Z. Ron*

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Avian colisepticemia starts with the invasion of the trachea by virulent strains of Escherichia coli, with strains of serotype O78 responsible for about 50% of the cases. Several O78 strains isolated from poultry with colisepticemia produced pili with a subunit of molecular weight of 18,000 that mediated adherence to avian epithelial tissues in vitro and in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1131
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and Immunity
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990


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