|Acosta, Aimee - University Of Puerto Rico|
|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
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.