Fitness of Salmonella enterica serovar Thompson in the cilantro phyllosphere.

@article{Brandl2002FitnessOS,
  title={Fitness of Salmonella enterica serovar Thompson in the cilantro phyllosphere.},
  author={Maria Theresa Brandl and Robert E. Mandrell},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 7},
  pages={3614-21}
}
The epiphytic fitness of Salmonella enterica was assessed on cilantro plants by using a strain of S. enterica serovar Thompson that was linked to an outbreak resulting from cilantro. Salmonella serovar Thompson had the ability to colonize the surface of cilantro leaves, where it was detected by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) at high densities on the veins and in natural lesions. The population sizes of two common colonizers of plant surfaces, Pantoea agglomerans and Pseudomonas… CONTINUE READING
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