Project

The involvement of multidrug resistance pumps in the survival of Salmonella Enteritidis in egg white.

Duration
01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
egg contamination salmonella enteritidis egg-white multi drug resistance pump
 
Project description

Salmonella Enteritidis is superior in colonizing egg white. Host stress induced changes in the egg white peptide composition, may result in survival of Salmonella which is using multidrug resistance pumps to export egg white-derived antimicrobial agents. Unraveling the differential expression in stressed animals and identity of egg white components exported by Salmonella is of crucial importance in understanding egg infections.