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16. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of locally isolated Salmonella strains used in preparation of Salmonella antigens in Egypt - Hazem Mohammed Ibrahim, Dalia Ahmed Mohammed Abd El-moaty, Hanan Ali Ahmed and Mona Ibrahim El-Enbaawy

Veterinary World, 9(12): 1435-1439



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2016.1435-1439


Hazem Mohammed Ibrahim: Department of Bacterial Sera and Antigens Research, Veterinary Serum and Vaccine Research Institute, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt;

Dalia Ahmed Mohammed Abd El-moaty: Genetic Engineering Research Department, Veterinary Serum and Vaccine Research Institute, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt;

Hanan Ali Ahmed: Central Laboratory for Evaluation of Veterinary Biologics, Cairo, Egypt;

Mona Ibrahim El-Enbaawy: Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt;


Received: 16-08-2016, Accepted: 09-11-2016, Published online: 17-12-2016


Corresponding author: Hazem Mohammed Ibrahim, e-mail:

Citation: Ibrahim HM, Abd El-moaty DAM, Ahmed HA, El-Enbaawy MI (2016) Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of locally isolated Salmonella strains used in preparation of Salmonella antigens in Egypt, Veterinary World, 9(12): 1435-1439.

Aim: This work was conducted to study the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of locally isolated Salmonella strains (Salmonella Pullorum, Salmonella Enteritidis, and Salmonella Typhimurium) from poultry used in the preparation of Salmonella antigens in Egypt.

Materials and Methods: The phenotypic characterization of Salmonella strains was done using standard microbiological, biochemical, and serological techniques. Molecular identification was done using different sets of primers on different genes using different polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques.

Results: The phenotypic characterization of Salmonella strains was confirmed. Molecular identification revealed detection of 284 bp fragment of InvA gene in all studied Salmonella strains. Furthermore, multiplex PCR was used for more confirmation of being Salmonella spp., generally at 429 bp as well as genotyping of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Enteritidis at 559 and 312 bp, respectively, in one reaction.

Conclusion: The locally isolated field Salmonella strains were confirmed phenotypically and genotypically to be Salmonella Enteritidis, and Salmonella Typhimurium and could be used for the preparation of Salmonella antigens.

Keywords: characterization, duplex polymerase chain reaction, multiplex polymerase chain reaction, Salmonella spp.

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