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Analysis of Salmonella enterica Adhesion to Leaves of Corn Salad or Lettuce

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Human infections by gastrointestinal bacterial pathogens are commonly associated with the consumption of contaminated food of animal origin (e.g., chicken, fish, eggs) or contaminated water. However, further contamination sources must be considered since number of Salmonella enterica infections associated with the consumption of food of non-animal origin (e.g., vegetables, fruits, nuts) are increasing. This gives raise to interest in understanding the interaction of S. enterica with leafy produce, such as various salads. Especially adhesion as initial step of contamination of salad by S. enterica deserves further investigation. Here we introduce methods to analyse Salmonella adhesion to various salads that provide insights into bacterial factors involved in Salmonella colonization of plants.

Key words

  • Food contamination
  • Adhesin
  • Bacteria-plant interaction
  • Lettuce
  • Corn salad
  • Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium

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This work was supported by the Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE) by project PlantInfect (grant 2813HS027).

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Elpers, L., Hensel, M. (2022). Analysis of Salmonella enterica Adhesion to Leaves of Corn Salad or Lettuce. In: Gal-Mor, O. (eds) Bacterial Virulence. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2427. Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1971-1_14

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