Scientists have discovered Salmonella variants can have totally different results on the well being of pigs and the dangers they pose to meals security.
Two carefully associated varieties of Salmonella Typhimurium, known as U288 and sequence sort (ST) 34, are significantly dominant in pigs and differed in colonization of the gut and surrounding tissues and severity of illness they produced. The ST34 variant accounts for greater than half of all UK human Salmonella Typhimurium infections, whereas U288 isn’t related to human an infection.
Professor Rob Kingsley from the Quadram Institute and professor Mark Stevens from the Roslin Institute labored with scientists on the Earlham Institute to take a look at frequent variants of Salmonella in pigs within the UK.
Utilizing complete genome sequencing the analysis crew discovered that the 2 varieties of Salmonella Typhimurium have been circulating in UK pigs since 2003. Researchers beforehand examined the emergence and unfold of