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Distribution and expression of the 14 kDa fimbrial gene among Salmonella Enteritidis isolates and potential as diagnostic and epidemiological tools

Published Authors C.J. Thomas Organisation University of Adelaide Research Timing 1st Jan 1993 - 1st Jan 1994 Category Tag

This 12-month study (1993-1994) aimed to capitalise on prior observations and develop a novel strategy for rapid identification of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis in egg and egg products based on detection of DNA sequences encoding SEF14. The results of this small study indicated that opportunity exists to use either Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or antibody based techniques directed at the sefA gene or the SefA pilin sub-unit protein as techniques for rapid detection of S. Enteriditis strains.