Product Code TM 857
Shigella are gram-negative, non-motile, non-spore forming rod-shaped bacteria closely related to Escherichia coli and Salmonella. Shigella infection is typically via ingestion (faecal-oral contamination), depending on age and condition of the host, as few as 10 bacterial cells can be enough to cause an infection. Shigella causes dysentery that results in the destruction of the epithelial cells of the intestinal mucosa in the cecum and rectum. Some strains produce enterotoxin and Shiga toxin, similar to the verotoxin of E. coli O157:H7. Shigella Broth Base is used for the isolation and cultivation of Shigella species, as recommended by APHA.
for isolation and cultivation of Shigella species from foods