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Title: The isolation, characterization, and utilization of bacteriophages to control the endemic United Kingdom pig pathogen Salmonella typhimurium U288
Author: Hooton, Steven Paul Thomas
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2013
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Pathogenic microorganisms in the food production environment are a global health concern. The impact sustained from years of antibiotics misuse as growth promoters, as well as their profligate use during infection control has allowed the dissemination of multiple drug resistant (MDR) pathogens throughout the food chain. Lytic bacteriophages are recognized as providing an alternative approach towards controlling MDR bacteria due to their relative ease of isolation, high degree of specificity, and potential to self-amplify at the site of infection. Salmonella Typhimurium U288 (STU288) is endemic in the UK pig production environment and displays resistance to a broad range of antibiotics. Screening of environmental samples identified a number of novel bacteriophage isolates (
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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