The paper reports on a study carried out in order to determine the presence of class 1 and 2 integrons in Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli isolated from intensively reared chickens and turkeys. Despite the large consumption of chicken and turkey meat worldwide, the recognized role of poultry as reservoir of thermophilic campylobacters and the increasing of antimicrobial resistance in campylobacters, very few studies have been carried out to detect the presence of these genetic structures. Although evidence of class 1 integron-carrying Campylobacter exists, no integrons were detected in our study. Therefore we can assume that the horizontal gene transfer mediated by integrons may not represent a significant mechanism for the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance determinants in Campylobacter organism.

Absence of class 1 and class 2 integrons among Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli isolated from poultry in Italy.

PICCIRILLO, ALESSANDRA;DOTTO, GIORGIA;SALATA, CRISTIANO;GIACOMELLI, MARTINA
2013

Abstract

The paper reports on a study carried out in order to determine the presence of class 1 and 2 integrons in Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli isolated from intensively reared chickens and turkeys. Despite the large consumption of chicken and turkey meat worldwide, the recognized role of poultry as reservoir of thermophilic campylobacters and the increasing of antimicrobial resistance in campylobacters, very few studies have been carried out to detect the presence of these genetic structures. Although evidence of class 1 integron-carrying Campylobacter exists, no integrons were detected in our study. Therefore we can assume that the horizontal gene transfer mediated by integrons may not represent a significant mechanism for the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance determinants in Campylobacter organism.
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