Difference between revisions of "Salmonella typhi"

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==Pathology==
 
==Pathology==
 
How does this organism cause disease?  Human, animal, plant hosts?  Virulence factors, as well as patient symptoms.
 
How does this organism cause disease?  Human, animal, plant hosts?  Virulence factors, as well as patient symptoms.
 
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Salmonella typhi has killed over 600,000 people annually all over the world.  It is a deadly bacterial disease that causes typhoid fever. S. Typhi usually invade the surface of the intestine in humans, but have developed and adapted to go into the deeper tissues, spleen, liver, and the bone marrow.(1)
 
==Application to Biotechnology==
 
==Application to Biotechnology==
 
Does this organism produce any useful compounds or enzymes?  What are they and how are they used?
 
Does this organism produce any useful compounds or enzymes?  What are they and how are they used?

Revision as of 07:40, 20 August 2007

A Microbial Biorealm page on the genus Salmonella typhi

Classification

Higher order taxa

Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Gammaproteobacteria; Enteriobacteriales; Enterobacteriaceae [Others may be used. Use NCBI link to find]

Species

NCBI: Taxonomy

Genus species

Description and significance

Describe the appearance, habitat, etc. of the organism, and why it is important enough to have its genome sequenced. Describe how and where it was isolated. Include a picture or two (with sources) if you can find them.

Genome structure

Describe the size and content of the genome. How many chromosomes? Circular or linear? Other interesting features? What is known about its sequence? Does it have any plasmids? Are they important to the organism's lifestyle?

Cell structure and metabolism

Describe any interesting features and/or cell structures; how it gains energy; what important molecules it produces.

Ecology

Describe any interactions with other organisms (included eukaryotes), contributions to the environment, effect on environment, etc.

Pathology

How does this organism cause disease? Human, animal, plant hosts? Virulence factors, as well as patient symptoms. Salmonella typhi has killed over 600,000 people annually all over the world. It is a deadly bacterial disease that causes typhoid fever. S. Typhi usually invade the surface of the intestine in humans, but have developed and adapted to go into the deeper tissues, spleen, liver, and the bone marrow.(1)

Application to Biotechnology

Does this organism produce any useful compounds or enzymes? What are they and how are they used?

Current Research

Enter summaries of the most recent research here--at least three required

References

[Sample reference] Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.

Edited by student of Rachel Larsen