Phage-mediated shiga toxin 2 gene transfer in food and water

Lejla Imamovic, Juan Jofre, Herbert Schmidt, Ruth Serra-Moreno, Maite Muniesa

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Shiga toxin (stx) transduction in various food matrices has been evaluated with lysogens of Stx phages, stx transduction events were observed for many phages under appropriate conditions. Transduction did not occur at low pH and low temperatures. A total of 103 to 104 CFU ml -1 was the minimal amount of donor and recipient strains necessary to generate transductants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1764-1768
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 2009


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