In Vivo Transduction of an Stx-Encoding Phage in Ruminants
We assessed the ability of a kanamycin-marked Stx phage to move into a commensal, ovine Escherichia coli strain in the ruminant gastrointestinal tract. Transduction was detected in 19/24 sheep tested, resulting in the recovery of 47 transductants. Subtherapeutic doses of the quinolone antibiotic enrofloxacin did not increase the rate of transduction.
This article is from Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72 (2006): 5086, doi:10.1128/AEM.00157-06. Posted with permission.