Biochemical properties and serotypes of pathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from poultry in Korea

가금 유래 병원성대장균의 생화학적 성상 및 혈청형

  • Sung, Myung-Suk (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Ha, Jong-Su (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Cho, Jae-Keun (Health & Environmental Research Institute) ;
  • Seol, Sung-Yong (Kyungpook National University School of Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Ki-Seuk (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University)
  • 성명숙 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 김진현 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 하종수 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 조재근 (대구시 보건환경연구원) ;
  • 설성용 (경북대학교 의학전문대학원) ;
  • 김기석 (경북대학교 수의과대학)
  • Accepted : 2008.04.24
  • Published : 2008.08.01


This study was conducted to investigate biochemical properties and O group serotypes of pathogenic 203 Escherichia (E.) coli isolates from poultry with collibacillosis in Korea during the period from April 2003 to December 2005. Biochemical and fermentative properties of 203 isolates of E. coli tested were in accordance with Cowan and Steel's classification standard. One hundred and forty one isolates (69.5%) could be classified into a total of 20 O serotypes. Among them, the predominant O groups were O78 (32.5%), O88 (7.8%), O15 (6.8%), O141 (6.4%), and O158 (3.0%) in decreased order. Other infrequently encountered serogroups included : O8 (2%), O161 (2%), O20 (1.5%), O125 (1.5%), O2 (1%). And O6, O18, O24, O46, O76, O109, O119, O138, O139 and O148 had a frequency of 0.5%, respectively. Sixty two isolates (30.5%) were non-typeable with standard 173 O antisera used in this study.


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