Methodologies for Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica subtyping: gold standards and alternatives.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

Peer reviewed scientific article

English

Abstract:

For more than 80 years, subtyping of Salmonella enterica has been routinely performed by serotyping, a method in which surface antigens are identified based on agglutination reactions with specific antibodies. The serotyping scheme, which is continuously updated as new serovars are discovered, has generated over time a data set of the utmost significance, allowing long-term epidemiological surveillance of Salmonella in the food chain and in public health control. Conceptually, serotyping provides no information regarding the phyletic relationships inside the different Salmonella enterica su…

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