A Fluorogenic PCR-Based Assay for the Rapid Detection of Salmonella
Salmonella isa Gram-negative bacterium that is capable of causing a wide range of enteric diseases, ranging from a self-limiting gastroenteritis with mild symptoms and of short duration, to a potentially life-threatening severe debilitating typhoid fever.Salmonellaare the most frequent cause of bacterial diarrhea in the United States and the number one cause of food-borne illness worldwide. S.enteritidisoften associated with foodborne outbreaks associated with raw or under-cooked eggs (Bean et al.,1990).
KeywordsPolymerase Chain Reaction Typhoid Fever Foodborne Outbreak Nuclease Assay Probe Polymerase Chain Reaction
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