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Luiz Rachid Trabulsi

Luiz Rachid Trabulsi, Brazilian microbiologist (Vargem Grande, Maranhão State 18 August 1927 – São Paulo 05 June 2005)
 
Internationally recognized as expert on Enterobacteriae
 
ACHIEVEMENTS 

Methods/Discoveries

Developed Trabulsi-Ewing Sodium Acetate Agar

With W.H. Ewing. Sodium acetate medium for the differentiation of Shigella and Escherichia cultures. Pub. Health Lab. 20:137-40, 1962
 

Developed other culture media

With M.R.F. Toledo & C.F. Fontes. Uma modificação do meio de Rugai e Araújo para a realização simultânea dos testes de produção de gás a partir de glicose, H2S, uréase e triptofano desaminase. Rev. Microbiol. 13:309-15, 1982

With M.R.F. Toledo & C.F. Fontes. Um meio para a realização dos testes de motilidade, indol e lisina descarboxilase. Rev. Microbiol. 13:230-5, 1982  
 

With Heriberto J. Fernandez first demonstrated that Campylobacter jejuni could be toxigenic 

With H. Fernandez, U. Fagundes Neto, F. Fernandes & M.A. Pedra. Culture supernatants of Campylobacter jejuni induce a secretory response in jejunal segments of adult rats. Infect. Immun. 40:42931, 1983 

With H. Fernandez, M.R.F. Toledo & U. Fagundes Neto. Aislamiento de Campylobacter jejuni em niños com diarrea aguda y controles sanos. Rev. Med. Chile 112:238-41, 1984
 
Demonstrated that diagnosis of intestinal infection caused by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli may be accomplished via immunofluorescence
 
With M. C. Sampaio developed a vaccine for acute diarrhea (2000s) 
 

New serotypes

Demonstrated that Salmonella pullorum and Salmonella gallinarum must be regarded as distinct serotypes

With P. R. Edwards. The differentiation of Salmonella pullorum and Salmonella gallinarum by biochemical methods. Cornell Vet. 52:563-9, 1962
 
With A.F. Pestana, A. Campedelli Filho & C. Troice. Isolation of three new serotypes of Erysipelothrix rhusilopathiae. Rev. Microbiol. 2, 1970
 
With J.A. Serrano, M.R. F. Toledo & M.E. Zuliani described various serotypes of enteroinvasive Escherichia coli
 
With R.J. Gross, L.V. Thomas, T. Cheasty, N.P. Day, B. Rowe & M.R.F. Toledo. Enterotoxigenic and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli strains belonging to a new O group, O167. J. Clin. Microbiol. 17:521-3, 1983
 
 

MEMBERSHIP

General Society for Microbiology (1970-8)

New York Academy of Sciences (1971-6; 1992-)
 
 

HONORS

Trabulsiella McWhorter, Haddock, Nocon, Steigerwalt, Brenner, Aleksic, Bockemühl & Farmer 1991 (Enterobacteria)