Factors Contributing to the Persistence of E. coli in the Human Large Intestinal Microflora
Escherichia coli is an almost ubiquitous inhabitant of the large bowel flora of man, as well as many animals. Some of the E. coli strains persist for weeks, months or years (resident strains), while others are only found once, or on a few occasions closely spaced in time (transient strains) (1, 2).
KeywordsColi Strain Colonic Epithelial Cell Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Adherence Pattern Human Colonic Epithelial Cell
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