Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 23rd, 2004
In a recent study from Canada, the "transmission of Salmonella enteritidis from soil to fruit by contaminated irrigated water was studied using 20 patio tomato plants."
"In order to track the presence of Salmonella in the soil and plants a luminescent strain transformed with the full luxCDABE gene cassette from Photorhabdus luminescens was used," J. Jablasone and coauthors at the University of Guelph explained.
"The tomato plants were irrigated every other day by direct application of water containing Salmonella enteritidis...
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