Journal article

Variation between pathogenic serovars within Salmonella pathogenicity islands

P Amavisit, D Lightfoot, GF Browning, PF Markham

JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2003

Abstract

Although four of the five Salmonella pathogenicity islands (SPIs) have been characterized in detail for Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, and the fifth has been characterized for Salmonella enterica serovar Dublin, there have been limited studies to examine them in detail in a range of pathogenic serovars of S. enterica. The aim of this study was to examine these regions, shown to be crucial in virulence, in pathogenic serovars to identify any major deletions or insertions that may explain variation in virulence and provide further understanding of the elements involved in the evolution of these regions. Multiple strains of each of the 13 serovars were compared by Southern blot hybrid..

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