Prevalence and expression of staphylococcal enterotoxin genes in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from food poisoning outbreaks.

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen of foodborne origin. The pathogen produces a variety of toxins that include the staphylococcal enterotoxins (SE). The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and expression of 5 SE genes (sea, seb, sec, sed, and see) in S. aureus isolated from outbreaks occurred in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil… (More)
DOI: 10.1139/cjm-2017-0316

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