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- Crippen, T. L.; Zheng, L.; Sheffield, C. L.; Tomberlin, J. K.; Beier, R. C.; Yu, Z.
- Journal of Applied Microbiology 2012 v.112 pp. 920
- Alphitobius diaperinus; Salmonella enterica; adults; animal pathogens; bacteria; bacterial colonization; bacterial contamination; defecation; digestive system; eclosion; flocks; frass; humans; imagos; insects; integument; larvae; poultry production; pupation
- ... Aims: This study was undertaken to determine the retention of Salmonella through Alphitobius diaperinus metamorphosis and its contribution, through defecation, to external contamination. Methods and Results: Insects were exposed to a tagged Salmonella enterica and evaluated for external elimination. (i) Each day for 3 weeks, a filter collected frass from a restrained insect for analysis. (ii) Expo ...