Inability of E. coli to transfer antibiotic resistance on meat surfaces

Tiina Mattila, Denise O'Boyle, Alan Frost

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Abstract

The surfaces of beef and chicken samples were inoculated with a mixture of a donor (resistant to tetracycline, streptomycin, chloramphenicol, ampicillin, neomycin and sulphonamide), and a recipient strain of Eschetichia coli.
Meats were maintained at 20°C and 4°C and sampled daily. Transfer of antibiotic resistance could not be demonstrated at either temperature.
The recipient strain survived without significant growth at 4°C, but failure to transfer antibiotic resistance at 20°C was considered to be due to the sessile growth of the organisms enclosed in a dense glycocalyx, precluding close contact between the organisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1309-1311
JournalJournal of Food Science
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Microbial Drug Resistance
antibiotic resistance
Meat
meat
Escherichia coli
Glycocalyx
Neomycin
neomycin
sulfonamides
Sulfonamides
organisms
Streptomycin
Chloramphenicol
Ampicillin
ampicillin
Growth
chloramphenicol
streptomycin
Tetracycline
tetracycline

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Mattila, Tiina ; O'Boyle, Denise ; Frost, Alan. / Inability of E. coli to transfer antibiotic resistance on meat surfaces. In: Journal of Food Science. 1988 ; Vol. 53, No. 5. pp. 1309-1311.
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Inability of E. coli to transfer antibiotic resistance on meat surfaces. / Mattila, Tiina; O'Boyle, Denise; Frost, Alan.

In: Journal of Food Science, Vol. 53, No. 5, 1988, p. 1309-1311.

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