Construction of DNA Barcode-Tagged Salmonella Strains

  • Yichao Yang
  • Reena Chandrashekar
  • Steven C. Ricke
  • Young Min KwonEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2016)


This chapter provides a detailed protocol for construction of DNA barcode-tagged isogenic strains of Salmonella. The protocol is illustrated with S. Enteritidis in this chapter. However, this protocol should be widely applicable to other Salmonella serotypes. A series of the DNA barcode-tagged strains thus constructed can be used in combination with next generation sequencing or quantitative PCR to study the population dynamics of the bacterial pathogen during infection within the host or transmission within a population of the host in a quantitative manner.

Key words

Salmonella Population dynamics DNA barcode-tagging Overlapping extension PCR Red recombination system Next generation sequencing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yichao Yang
    • 1
  • Reena Chandrashekar
    • 1
  • Steven C. Ricke
    • 2
    • 3
  • Young Min Kwon
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Poultry ScienceUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Food Science, Center for Food SafetyUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA
  3. 3.Cell and Molecular Biology ProgramUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA

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