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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Niharika-
dc.contributor.authorRaghav, Mamta-
dc.contributor.authorNarula, Shifa-
dc.contributor.authorTandon, Simran-
dc.contributor.authorGoel, Gunjan-
dc.description.abstractCronobacter sakazakii is an emerging pathogen causing meningitis, sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates and immune-compromised adults. The present study describes the profiling of different virulence factors associated with C. sakazakii isolates derived from plantbased materials and environmental samples (soil, water, and vacuum dust). All the isolates exhibited β-hemolysis and chitinase activity, and were able to utilize inositol. Among the nine virulence-associated genes, hly gene coding for hemolysin was detected in all the isolates followed by ompA (outer membrane protein); however, plasmidborne genes were detected at a level of 60% for both cpa (cronobacter plasminogen activator) and eitA (Ferric ion transporter protein) gene, respectively. Furthermore, the isolate C. sakazakii N81 showed cytotoxicity for Caco-2 cells. The presence of the virulence determinants investigated in this study indicates the pathogenic potential of C. sakazakii with their plausible connection with clinical manifestations.en_US
dc.publisherJaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, H.P.en_US
dc.subjectCronobacter sakazakiien_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Commoditiesen_US
dc.titleProfiling of Virulence Determinants in Cronobacter sakazakii Isolates from Different Plant and Environmental Commoditiesen_US
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