Reservoir competence of the lesser mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) for Salmonella typhimurium (Eubacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae).

@article{McAllister1994ReservoirCO,
  title={Reservoir competence of the lesser mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) for Salmonella typhimurium (Eubacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae).},
  author={Jeffrey McAllister and Charlotte Steelman and J K Skeeles},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1994},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={369-72}
}
The reservoir competence of the lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) is reported for Salmonella typhimurium (Loeffler) relative to broiler chicken production. Salmonella typhimurium was isolated from feces of the adult lesser mealworm at least 28 d after feeding for 24 h on 1 g of chicken feed inoculated with 3 x 10(8) bacteria/ml. All larvae fed S. typhimurium ceased voiding the bacteria in their feces before pupal molt, except one. One beetle continued to void S. typhimurium after… CONTINUE READING

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