African Journal of Biotechnology

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Characterization of Salmonella enterica Ituri isolated from diseased poultry in Nigeria

AO Ogunleye, ATP Ajuwape, AI Adetosoye, SA Carlson


Salmonella enterica Ituri is an uncommon serotype associated with poultry disease. One of the serotype isolated from a poultry disease in Nigeria was characterized by serotyping and screening for the presence of Salmonella genomic island 1(SGI1) as a possible factor responsible for its involvement in a poultry disease outbreak. Despite the similarities in the antibiotic sensitivities patterns of the Salmonella Ituri serotypes with some SGI1-bearing serotypes, it does not bear the SGI1. This is the first report of association of this Salmonella serotype with avian paratyphoidal disease.

Keywords: Salmonella enterica Ituri, serotype, Salmonella genomic island 1 (SGI1)

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 12(16), pp. 2125-2128
AJOL African Journals Online