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Antibiogram pattern among cultures of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from frozen burger patties in Malaysia


Wong, Woan Chwen and Pui, Chai Fung and Robin, Tunung and Anyi, Ubong and Mohd Sahroni, Noor Hidayah and Mohamad Ghazali, Farinazleen and Ahmad, Noorlis and Cheah, Yoke Kqueen and Radu, Son (2012) Antibiogram pattern among cultures of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from frozen burger patties in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 35 (4). pp. 793-804. ISSN 1511-3701; ESSN: 2231-8542


orty-one isolates of Listeria monocytogenes, which were obtained from raw burger patties, were tested for their susceptibility against eleven antibiotics by using standard disc diffusion method. In particular, 31.7% of the isolates were found to be not resistant to any of the antibiotic tested while the rest showed resistance to at least one antibiotic. The result showed that resistance to tetracycline was the most common (46.3%), followed by erythromycin (36.6%), amikacin (31.7%), and sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (17.1%). All the isolates of Listeria monocytogenes were sensitive towards imipenem and gentamicin. The findings of the present study revealed the presence of multidrug-resistant Listeria monocytogenes isolates in the processed meat products and hence suggested the emergence of antibiotic resistance in bacterial strains in the food chain.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Listeria monocytogenes; Antibiotic; Susceptibility; Resistance; Dendrogram pattern; Standard disc diffusion method
Depositing User: Muizzudin Kaspol
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 09:06
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 02:09
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/18269
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