Detection and production of verotoxin 1 of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in food.

@article{Weeratna1991DetectionAP,
  title={Detection and production of verotoxin 1 of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in food.},
  author={Risini D. Weeratna and Michael P Doyle},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={57 10},
  pages={2951-5}
}
Verotoxin 1 (VT1) is a recognized virulence factor of Escherichia coli O157:H7, a cause of severe food-borne disease. The public health significance of preformed verotoxin in food is unknown, and relatively little research has been done to determine the production of VT1 in food. The purposes of this study were to develop a sensitive method to detect VT1 in milk and in ground beef and to determine the conditions for VT1 production in these foods. A sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in… CONTINUE READING