Analysis of whole-cell fatty acid profiles of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Salmonella enteritidis with the microbial identification system.

@article{Steele1997AnalysisOW,
  title={Analysis of whole-cell fatty acid profiles of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Salmonella enteritidis with the microbial identification system.},
  author={Marina Steele and W. Bruce McNab and Sandy Read and Cornelius Poppe and Llinos G. Harris and Anna Lammerding and Joseph A. Odumeru},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={757-60}
}
Differentiation of strains within bacterial species, based on gas chromatographic analysis of whole-cell fatty acid profiles, was assessed with 115 strains of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli and 315 strains of Salmonella enteritidis. Fatty acid-based subgroups within each of the two species were generated. Variability of fatty acid profiles observed in repeat preparations from the same strain approached that observed between subgroups, limiting the usefulness of using fatty acid profiles to… CONTINUE READING