Flashcards in Yersinia Deck (7):
What serotypes of Yersinia are most common among human isolates?
O:3, O:9, and O:5,27
What is meant by "biotyping"
See slide 4, with "biotyping" header
What is notable about the growth temperatures of Y. enterocolitica?
it is a psychrotroph, capable of growing at refrigeration temperatures
What foods are most commonly contaminated by Y. enterocolitica
See slide 6-7 for the answer, but remember pork and pork products are rather common.
What is unusual about the disease caused by Y. enterocolitica?
It can resemble appendicitis
When is Yersinia mobile?
When the temperature is below 30 C