Concordia Science Department
Amanda Brosnahan, Taylor Mach
Staphylococcal related diseases such as food poisoning and toxic shock syndrome are often associated by specific enterotoxin produced by Staphylococcus aureus. Enterotoxin can disrupt the body's immune system response against pathogens and indirectly damage tissues and organs as a result. To identify the specific toxins produced by S.aureus, the gene encoding for the toxin in question was expressed though the use of its respective primers and a polymerase chain reaction.