Correlation of phospholipase A and enterotoxin production by Salmonella typhimurium with reference to virulence parameters

M. Shetty, Laxminaryana Kurady Bairy, K. Shivananda, P. G. Shivananda

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Seventy strains of S.typhimurium along with 10 strains each of S.typhi and S. paratyphi B, 3 strains of S.enteritidis and 2 strains of S.senftenberg were examined for phospholipase A (PLA) activity. S. typhimurium positive for PLA activity (17.14%) were subjected to study of other virulence parameters like enterotoxin production, haemolytic activity, surface hydrophobicity and antibiotic sensitivity. A high degree of correlation was observed between PLA activity and enterotoxin production, antibiotic sensitivity and cell surface hydrophobicity respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Research
Issue numberAPR.
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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