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Antibiotic resistance and plasmid carriage among Escherichia coli isolates from chicken meat in Malaysia


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Myaing, Tin Tin and Abdul Aziz, Saleha and Abdul Kadir, Arifah and Abdul Rahim, Raha (2003) Antibiotic resistance and plasmid carriage among Escherichia coli isolates from chicken meat in Malaysia. In: FAO/IAEA International Symposium on Applications of Gene-based Technologies for Improving Animal Production and Health in Developing Countries, 6-10 Oct. 2003, Vienna, Austria. (pp. 521-527).

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Escherichia coli isolates from 131 raw chicken meat samples were tested for susceptibility to 12 antibiotics. Plasmids were isolated from many samples and their DNA molecular weight calculated. An 81.7% plasmid occurrence rate was observed among the isolates, ranging from 0 to 8 in number and with sizes from 1.2 to 118.6 MDa. Plasmids were detected in 93.8% of E. coli isolates resistant to all 12 antibiotics, and in 90.5% of E. coli isolates resistant to 11. Three (2.8%) isolates harboured 8 plasmids and were resistant to all 12 antibiotics. Antibiotic resistant genes in bacteria are usually carried in extrachromosomal DNA and it is postulated that E. coli with a high number of plasmids possesses wider resistance to antibiotics.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: 10.1007/1-4020-3312-5_37
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Antibiotic resistant; Plasmid carriage; Escherichia coli; Chicken meat
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 13:03
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 17:32
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/9370
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