TABLE 1.

Animal source groups and rep-PCR DNA fingerprints generated from E. coli isolates

Animal source groupNo. of individuals sampledTotal no. of fingerprintsNo. of unique fingerprintsa
Cat3710848
Chicken86231144
Cow115299191
Deer6417996
Dog71196106
Duck4212281
Goat3610442
Goose73200135
Horse4411479
Human197307211
Pig111303215
Sheep3710161
Turkey69202126
Total9822,4661,535
  • a Identical E. coli genotypes from each individual animal were removed.