The analysis of the flagellar antigens of an unusual Salmonella type

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1950

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An unusual Salmonella type was Isolated from an out-break of salmonellosis in Wisconsin. This organism exhibited the biochemical characteristics of the genus Salmonella and possessed the somatic antigen I, XIII, XXIII. When tested in the serums for Salmonella flagellar antigens, Dr. P. R. Edwards observed that the H-antigen was slightly agglutinated in d serum, and he identified this organism as S. wichita. Since the H-antigen of this organism had failed to agglutinate in the d serum when originally tested but had induced the production of H-agglutinins to a high titer in an experimental animal, the question of the identity of this organism and its H-antigen was reopened. [...]

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