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Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Detection in Foods.
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PMID:  22567341     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Yersinia enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis which can cause yersiniosis in humans and animals are thought to be significant food-borne pathogens and be important as hygiene indicator in food safety. The pathogenic Y. enterocolitica serotypes/biotypes are O:3/4 and 3 variant VP negative, O:5, 27/2, O:8/1b, and O:9/2, have been reported worldwide. Y. pseudotuberculosis is distributed less widely than Y. enterocolitica. Isolation methods usually involve selective and recovery enrichment of the food sample followed by plating onto selective media, confirmation of typical colonies and testing for virulence properties of isolated strains. Recently, DNA-based methods, such as PCR assays, have been developed to detect pathogenic Y. enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis in foods more rapidly, and sensitivity than can be achieved by conventional culture methods. This paper reviews commercially available conventional and PCR-based procedures for the detection of pathogenic Yersinia in food. These methods are effective as the isolation and detection methods to target pathogenic Y. enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis in foods.
H Fukushima; S Shimizu; Y Inatsu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pathogens     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  2090-3065     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pathog     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2012-05-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101571433     Medline TA:  J Pathog     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  735308     Citation Subset:  -    
Shimane Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environment Science, Izumo 690-0122, Japan.
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