Rapid Detection of Verotoxic Escherichia coli by PCR From Foods And Environmental Samples
Purushottam*, Poonia Shefali1, Tomar Akash, Kumar R
College of Biotechnology, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut, U.P. India
1Department of Botany, D.N. (P.G.) College, Meerut, 250001, U.P. India
*Corresponding author email: puruivri @rediffmail.com
Verotoxic Escherichia coli are widespread in human beings and are of great public health concern. A total 720 samples comprising of 410 stool, 280 meat and fish and 30 environmental samples were collected aseptically from different sources. Diarrhoeal diseases continue to be a major concern for the developing countries as they are a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality besides contributing significantly to the problem of malnutrition in infants.