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Research Project: Novel Pre-harvest Interventions and Alternatives to Antibiotics to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens

Location: Poultry Microbiological Safety & Processing Research

Title: Reactions of broiler sera to salmonella FlgK and FliD flagellar proteins

Author
item Yeh, Hung-yueh
item Acosta, Aimee - University Of Puerto Rico
item Serrano, Katherine - University Of Puerto Rico

Submitted to: International Association for Food Protection
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/15/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: none

Technical Abstract: Introduction: Salmonella, a Gram-negative bacterium, is the leading foodborne pathogen. It causes human acute bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. Poultry products are considered as one of major reservoirs of this bacterium. Because the bacterial flagellum is involved in motility, adhesion and other virulence activities, the flagellum may be the targets for inducing immune responses in chickens. Two flagellar proteins - FliD and FlgK- were selected for the study due to their exposure to the environment and involvement in colonization in the intestinal mucosa.