Authors:María Camino García Fontán, I. Franco, M. E. Tornadijo, and J. Carballo
A comparison of the results obtained using the classical methods with those of the API 20 Strep system was carried out in identifying 24 enterococci strains isolated from San Simón cow's milk cheese, a traditional Spanish variety. The results of both identification systems coincided exactly in 9 strains (37.5% of the strains studied). In one strain the results obtained using the classical methods did not coincide with those using the API 20 Strep method. 3 strains (12.5%) could not be identified using the API 20 Strep system. However, 11 strains (45%), that remained doubtful between both species E. faecalis and E. faecium on the basis of the classical methods, were identified using the API 20 Strep system. The API 20 Strep system does not include some biochemical tests of importance in identifying of foodborne enterococci and could not identify the atypical strains of Enterococcus. Moreover, this system is adapted to the identification of enterococci of clinical origin and their database does not include some species common in foods. However, it could have an application in combination with the classical methods in order to carry out a reasonably rapid and reliable identification of enterococci related to cheese.
Authors:Ádám Kerek, Ágnes Sterczer, Zoltán Somogyi, Dóra Kovács, and Ákos Jerzsele
, Germany) were used (different types for staphylococci, enterococci and for P. aeruginosa ). Samples were inoculated on the three different media within 1–2 h after collection. From each Petri dish, one colony was used for further studies except for dishes
Authors:Fabrizio Bertelloni, Claudia Salvadori, Giulia Lotti, Domenico Cerri, and Valentina Virginia Ebani
and water habitats [ 1 ]. Some Enterococcus species are used as probiotics to treat diarrhea and improve host immunity [ 2 ].
Enterococci are opportunistic pathogens for humans and animals. Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium
Authors:Seyedeh Marzieh Jabbari Shiadeh, Leila Azimi, Taher Azimi, Ali Pourmohammad, Mehdi Goudarzi, Bahare Gholami Chaboki, and Ali Hashemi
for disease control (CDC) announced that UTI causes 30% of acute care in hospitals [ 3 ]. The most plentiful gram-positive cocci in humans that are normally inhabit the gastrointestinal tracts of nearly all animals are Enterococci [ 4 ]. Enterococci
Authors:Asieh Taji, Hamid Heidari, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Jamal Sarvari, and Mohammad Motamedifar
Multiple drug-resistant enterococci are the major cause of healthcare-associated infections due to their virulence and antibiotic resistance traits [ 1 – 4 ]. They are considered as critical agent for the
Authors:Elina Reinoso, Silvana Dieser, Luis Calvinho, Cristina Bogni, and Liliana Odierno
., Hommez, J., Laevens, H., Pot, B., Vandamme, P. and Haesebrouck, F. (2002): Identification of aesculin-hydrolyzing streptococci, lactococci, aerococci and enterococci from subclinical intramammary infections in dairy cows. Vet. Microbiol.