Flagella and curli fimbriae are important for the growth of Salmonella enterica serovars in hen eggs.

@article{Cogan2004FlagellaAC,
  title={Flagella and curli fimbriae are important for the growth of Salmonella enterica serovars in hen eggs.},
  author={Tristan A. Cogan and Frieda J\orgensen and Hilary M. Lappin-Scott and Charles E. Benson and Martin John Woodward and Tom J. Humphrey},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={150 Pt 4},
  pages={1063-71}
}
Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis is unable to multiply in the albumen of fresh eggs and must gain access to the yolk contents in order to multiply to a high level (>10(6) c.f.u. per ml egg contents). As human Salmonella infections resulting from the consumption of infected eggs more frequently involve serovar Enteritidis phage type (PT) 4 than other serovars or PTs, a number of isolates of various S. enterica serovars were examined for their ability to multiply to a high level in eggs… CONTINUE READING