Screening of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcal Enterotoxin a, b, c gene in Strains Isolated from Strawberry Farms in Western Gyeongnam

서부 경남지역 딸기 농장에서의 Staphylococcus aureus의 분리와 Staphylococcal enterotoxin a, b, c gene 검색

  • Kim, Se-Ri (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Shim, Won-Bo (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Kim, Ji-Hun (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Hwang, Seung-Jae (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Park, Seon-Ja (Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Ha, Sang-Do (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Keun-Sung (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Lee, Kyu-Ho (Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology, Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies) ;
  • Kim, Min-Gon (Laboratory of Integrative Biotechnology, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology) ;
  • Kim, Kwang-Yup (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chungbuk University) ;
  • Kim, Cheol-Ho (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongguk University) ;
  • Chung, Duck-Hwa (Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 김세리 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부) ;
  • 심원보 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부) ;
  • 김지훈 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부) ;
  • 황승재 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부) ;
  • 박선자 (경상대학교 의과대학) ;
  • 하상도 (중앙대학교 식품공학과) ;
  • 김근성 (중앙대학교 식품공학과) ;
  • 이규호 (한국외국어대학교 환경학과) ;
  • 김민곤 (한국생명공학연구원) ;
  • 김광엽 (충북대학교 식품공학과) ;
  • 김철호 (동국대학교 한의과대학) ;
  • 정덕화 (경상대학교 응용생명과학부)
  • Published : 2005.04.30


Staphylococcus aureus is spread worldwide and can result in food poisoning outbreaks. Among samples collected from soil, water, protected houses, packing houses, employees, strawberries, and leaves, and analyzed for S. aureus contamination, 16% samples 'showed S. aureus contamination, particularly on employees' hands, scissors, and strawberries. Examination of enterotoxins A, B, and C genes of S. aureus by PCR revealed sea and seb in 92 and 38% of total strains, respectively, whereas sec was not detected. In conclusion, implementation of Good Agricultural Practice is necessary for preventing food-borne diseases of staphylococcal origin, thereby ensuring the safety of farm-to-table products.


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