A Broad-spectrum Phage Controls Multidrug-resistant Salmonella in Liquid Eggs

In this study, 43 Salmonella phages were isolated from environmental resources and among them, phage D1-2 was selected since it exhibited the most potent lytic ability and the broadest host spectrum against tested Salmonella strains. Further study demonstrated that D1-2 shows high pH and thermal tolerances and a short latent period, together with a low frequency of emergence of phage resistance. D1-2 effectively inhibited the growth of two MDR Salmonella strains in liquid egg white and egg yolk at both 4 °C and 25 °C. Morphology and phylogeny indicated that D1-2 belongs to the Myoviridae family. Genome analysis of D1-2 revealed a linear dsDNA sequence with no homology to virulence or antibiotic-resistance associated genes, presenting D1-2 is a promising candidate for the biocontrol of MDR Salmonella in highly risky foods.Graphical abstract
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