Transmission electron microscopy was performed to identify the presence of somatic pili on Escherichia coli pathogenic to turkeys. Three common pathogenic serotypes of E coli (Ola, O2a, and O78) were used. They were cultured in tryptic soy, veal infusion, and Minca medium broth and were incubated at 37 C with and without CO2 (5%). The cultures were examined for the expression of pili after 24, 48, and 72 hours of incubation. Pili were on all strains of the 3 serotypes examined. These pili were also isolated and purified.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Veterinary Research|
|State||Published - Feb 1 1983|