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Correction: Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 subclade 8b strains in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, produced larger amounts of Shiga toxin 2 than strains in subclade 8a and other clades

  • Shinichiro Hirai,
  • Eiji Yokoyama,
  • Taku Wakui,
  • Taichiro Ishige,
  • Masaki Nakamura

Correction: Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 subclade 8b strains in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, produced larger amounts of Shiga toxin 2 than strains in subclade 8a and other clades

  • Shinichiro Hirai, 
  • Eiji Yokoyama, 
  • Taku Wakui, 
  • Taichiro Ishige, 
  • Masaki Nakamura
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There is an error in the seventh sentence of the Abstract. The correct sentence is: On the other hand, a recent study reported that the Stx2 production level in O157 strains was determined mainly by the subtypes of Stx2a phage (ϕStx2a_α, β, γ, δ, ε, and ζ).

There are errors in the penultimate and final sentences of the Abstract. The correct sentences are: In the presence of MMC, subclade 8b strains produced significantly greater amounts of Stx2 than clade 6 strains carrying ϕStx2a_δ. In this study, we propose that Stx2 production in subclade 8b strains in the presence of MMC might be enhanced due to genetic factors other than ϕStx2a_δ.

There is an error in the third sentence of the final paragraph of the Discussion section. The correct sentence is: The level of Stx2 production in subclade 8b strains isolated in Chiba Prefecture in the presence of MMC may be enhanced by genetic factors other than ϕStx2a_δ.

Reference

  1. 1. Hirai S, Yokoyama E, Wakui T, Ishige T, Nakamura M (2018) Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 subclade 8b strains in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, produced larger amounts of Shiga toxin 2 than strains in subclade 8a and other clades. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191834. pmid:29381715