DISTINCTIVE PROPERTIES

DISTINCTIVE - to as"K" in other Enterobacteriaceae • Salmonellae also possess the LPS endotoxin characteristic of Gram-negative bacteria

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DISTINCTIVE PROPERTIES: The genus Salmonella is a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae . The genus is composed of Gram-negative bacilli that are facultative and flagellated (motile). Salmonellae possess 3 major antigens; the "H" or flagellar antigen (phase 1 & 2), the "O" or somatic antigen (part of the LPS moiety) and the "Vi" or capsular antigen (referred
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Unformatted text preview: to as "K" in other Enterobacteriaceae ). • Salmonellae also possess the LPS endotoxin characteristic of Gram-negative bacteria. This LPS is composed of an "O" polysaccharide ("O" antigen) an "R" core and the endotoxic inner "Lipid A". Endotoxins evoke fever and can activate complement, kinin and clotting factors....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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