Interactions of Salmonella enterica with lettuce leaves.

  title={Interactions of Salmonella enterica with lettuce leaves.},
  author={Yulia Kroupitski and Riky Pinto and Maria Theresa Brandl and Eduard Belausov and Shlomo Sela},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  volume={106 6},
AIMS To investigate the interactions of Salmonella enterica with abiotic and plant surfaces and their effect on the tolerance of the pathogen to various stressors. METHODS AND RESULTS Salmonella strains were tested for their ability to form biofilm in various growth media using a polystyrene plate model. Strong biofilm producers were found to attach better to intact Romaine lettuce leaf tissue compared to weak producers. Confocal microscopy and viable count studies revealed preferential… CONTINUE READING