Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

MOLECULAR DETECTION OF SALMONELLA SPP. IN RAW CHICKEN MEAT IN THE ISFAHAN CITY, Iran BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION (PCR) TECHNIQUE

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

MOLECULAR DETECTION OF SALMONELLA SPP. IN RAW CHICKEN MEAT IN THE ISFAHAN CITY, Iran BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION (PCR) TECHNIQUE

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Background: Salmonella species are one of the primary food- borne pathogens that cause infections in both animals and humans, worldwide. Foods from animal Sources such as beef, poultry meat, egg and milk have been proved to carry these pathogens. This study was aimed at comparing poly- merase chain reaction (PCR) and culture in detecting Salmo- nella spp. in raw chicken meat samples in Isfahan province, Iran.

Methods: From February 2013 to March 2013, a total of 50 samples of raw chicken meat were collected at Isfahan city, Iran. Samples were sent to the Biotechnology Research Cen- ter of Islamic Azad University of Shahrekord and Samples were tested by bacteriological and PCR tests.

Results: In this study, 1 of 50 raw chicken meat samples (2%) were positive for Salmonella by PCR method. …

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