Characterization of Bacteriophages against Salmonella Gallinarum

Salmonella Gallinarum 박테리오파지의 특성

  • Kim, Minjeong (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Kwon, Hyuk-Moo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Sung, Haan-Woo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University)
  • Received : 2017.08.20
  • Accepted : 2017.09.15
  • Published : 2017.09.30


Bacteriophages are viruses that exclusively infect bacterial cells, and lytic bacteriophages can be used as a safe alternative to antibiotics for the prevention and treatment of animal diseases. In this study, we attempted to isolate and characterize bacteriophages for Salmonella enterica serovar Gallinarum (Salmonella Gallinarum), the causative agent of fowl typhoid in chickens. Ten bacteriophages were isolated from samples of sewage from seven poultry slaughterhouses. One of these isolate, designated as $SG{\Phi}-YS$ SP and classified in the family Myoviridae, produced plaques with seven Salmonella Gallinarum strains. However, no plaques were produced with any of the Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis strains tested, suggesting that this bacteriophage is Salmonella Gallinarum specific. To assess the lytic ability of $SG{\Phi}-YS$ SP against Salmonella Gallinarum, bacterial growth rates following inoculation of the bacteriophage were compared with the control. The $SG{\Phi}-YS$ SP treatment, with a multiplicity of infection of 10, reduced the growth of Salmonella Gallinarum by 2.21 log cfu/mL at 6 h, and 2.13 log cfu/mL at 9 h, suggesting that this bacteriophage isolate could be used for the prevention or treatment of Salmonella Gallinarum infection in chickens.


Supported by : 농림식품기술기획평가원(IPET), 강원대학교


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