Background:In recent years, the roles of Staphylococcal enterotoxins in the non-gastrointestinal diseases have been reported. The most frequently mentioned was enterotoxin type A. But in many cases there are also high similarity with type P. Accordingly, the differentiation of producing enterotoxin type P strains from type A is essential.
Objectives:The objective of this study was to assess and characterize
Materials and Methods:Based on the reference sequence (
Results:The PCR amplification method was optimized for entP gene detection. The used primer pairs were amplified for 213 bp and 700 bp fragment separately. The sequencing results indicate that only 98 (28%) out of the 350 strains of
Conclusions:The results revealed, the specific primers that amplified the entE gene were able to amplify the Staphylococcal Enterotoxin-Like Toxin Type P gene. The specific primers for the entP gene were amplified a fragmented gene (700 bp) showed 100% homology with entP reference gene and also 80% homology with entA and entE genes.
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