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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 21, No. 1, 2016, pp. 72-76
Bioline Code: ej16026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2016, pp. 72-76

 en Selection of polyvalent bacteriophages infecting Salmonella enterica check for this species in other resources serovar Choleraesuis
Parra, Bárbara & Robeson, James


Background: Ideally, bacteriophages of pathogenic bacterial hosts should be polyvalent to be able to replicate in an alternative nonpathogenic bacterium. Thus, accidental infection by the original host can be avoided when bacteriophage lysates are used in biocontrol protocols.
Results: From 15 wastewater samples, collected at different sites in the V Region in Chile, we selected three bacteriophages (FC, FP, and FQ) capable of productively infecting Salmonella enterica check for this species in other resources serovar Choleraesuis. By transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observation, the bacteriophages were found to belong to the order Caudoviridae. Molecular analyses indicated that FC, FP, and FQ contained double-stranded DNA genomes, of sizes similar to bacteriophage P22, and distinct recognition sites for the restriction endonucleases HaeIII and HindIII. Assays of host range revealed that the bacteriophages were polyvalent and thus capable of infecting different strains of Escherichia coli and other serovars of Salmonella check for this species in other resources .
Conclusion: We have isolated newbacteriophages of the serovar Choleraesuiswith various potential applications in relation to this pathogenic bacterium.

Bacteriophage; Polyvalent; Salmonella enterica serovar Choleraesuis

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