Biotyping of Arcobacter butzleri isolated from poultry products: rescuing a phenotypic method

Authors

  • Heriberto Fernández Universidad Austral de Chile http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0009-7258
  • Karen Ringler Traumatology Institute
  • María Laura Arias Universidad de Costa Rica

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v32n1a2016-34045

Keywords:

Arcobacter butzleri. Biotyping. Epidemiology.

Abstract

Arcobacter butzleri is an emergent zoonotic foodborne pathogen associated to enteritis and occasionally to bacteremia in human beings. Biotyping of this bacterium is important in order to establish the circulating strains and its dissemination routes. The purpose of this work was to determine the circulating A. butzleri biotypes in poultry products for human consumption in Southern Chile using the method proposed by Lior and Woodward, in order to explore the possibility of introducing this biotyping scheme as a routine laboratory tool. From the 60 strains studied the prevalent biotypes were 8A, 8B, 7A, 4A and 4B. The most frequently isolated biotype, independently of the sample of origin, was 8A with (44 strains, 73.3%). The less frequently isolated biotype was 4B (two strains 3.3%). 

The biotyping method used results to be simple, easy to handle and yields stable results. Therefore, it might be rescued to be used as a phenotypic tool for epidemiological marking of A. butzleri

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Heriberto Fernández, Universidad Austral de Chile

Instituto de Microbiología Clínica

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Published

2016-12-06

How to Cite

FERNÁNDEZ, H., RINGLER, K. and ARIAS, M.L., 2016. Biotyping of Arcobacter butzleri isolated from poultry products: rescuing a phenotypic method . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 1644–1648. [Accessed5 December 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n1a2016-34045. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/34045.

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Biological Sciences