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Comparative Colonization of HilA and Parent Strains of Salmonella enteritidis in Fertile Eggs


Background:  Young chickens are more susceptible to Salmonella colonization than older ones that have developed resistance with age as native microflora become established.Methods:  In this study, two groups of fertile eggs were inoculated with 20 CFU of hilA or parent strains of S. enteritidis. Presence and number of Salmonella cells inside the homogenized egg contents were determined on the 2nd, 5th, 8th, 12th, 17th and 21th day of incubation period.Results:   High infectivity rate of Salmonella contamination were observed in the hilA group eggs, three genes for S. enteritidis identification were detected from isolated colonies of both groups of eggs.  The gene hilA was only detected in isolated colonies of the standard group. Conclusion:   These findings indicated that hilA mutant of Salmonella is able to rapidly multiply much higher than wild-type strain but, support more pathogenicity of wild-type strain of Salmonella compared to mutant strain.

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Salmonella enteritidis HilA Fertile eggs

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Madadi MS, Hassanzadeh M, Karimnezhad F. Comparative Colonization of HilA and Parent Strains of Salmonella enteritidis in Fertile Eggs. J Med Bacteriol. 5(1-2):52-54.