PCR-Based Methods for Detecting Escherichia Coli

  • Llanes Francisco
Keywords: Escherichia Coli, Strategy, Detection, Epidemiology


This review assesses the various methods used to detect Escherichia coli O157:H7 in foods. As this organism has
been involved in many outbreaks of disease, it is essential to develop a rapid, yet reliable, method of detection.
Conventional methods such as culturing and biochemical tests are covered, followed by a discussion of
immunological methods.