Lytic bacteriophages reduce Escherichia coli O157

  title={Lytic bacteriophages reduce Escherichia coli O157},
  author={Sean Ferguson and Cheryl Roberts and Eric T Handy and Manan Sethi Karna Sharma Paanshul Dobriyal Navya Rajput Sharma},
The role of lytic bacteriophages in preventing cross contamination of produce has not been evaluated. A cocktail of three lytic phages specific for E. coli O157:H7 (EcoShield™) or a control (phosphate buffered saline, PBS) was applied to lettuce by either; (1) immersion of lettuce in 500 ml of EcoShield™ 8.3 log PFU/ml or 9.8 log PFU/ml for up to 2 min before inoculation with E. coli O157:H7; (2) spray-application of EcoShield™ (9.3 log PFU/ml) to lettuce after inoculation with E. coli O157:H7… CONTINUE READING


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