Rapid isolation and detection of Escherichia coli O157H7 by use of rainbow agar O157 and PCR assay

Son, Radu and Gulam, Rusul and Ooi Wai, Ling and Endang, Purwati and Maimunah, Mustakim and Samuel, Lihan (2000) Rapid isolation and detection of Escherichia coli O157H7 by use of rainbow agar O157 and PCR assay. The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health, 31 (1). pp. 77-79. ISSN 0125-1562

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Abstract

This study has evaluated the use of a commercially available Rainbow agar O157TM and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays for the detection of Shiga-like toxin producing Escherichia coli and to serotype E. coli O157:H7 from raw meat. The Rainbow agar O157TM was found to be selective and sensitive for the screening of the E. coli O157 from artificially and naturally contaminated meat samples. Shiga-like toxin producing E. coli were identified with two primer pairs that amplified fragments of the SLT-I (384 bp) and SLT-II (584 bp). E. coli O157:H7 was serotyped with a primer pair specified for the H7 flagellar gene, which amplify specific DNA fragments (625 bp) from all E. coli O157:H7 strains. The use of Rainbow agar O157TM described allows for the presumptive isolation of E. coli O157 in 24 hours. Identification and confirmation of the presumptive isolates as E. coli O157:H7 by PCR assays require additional 6-8 hours. The above-mentioned screening and identification procedures should prove to be a very useful method since it allows for the specific detection of E. coli O157:H7.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Escherichia coli, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 07:40
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016 07:40
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10109

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