Authors:M. Javadzadeh, A. Sheikhi-Garjan, and A. Hosseini-Gharalari
-methyl resistant strain of Tribolium castaneum to some insecticides . J. Ento. Res. , 9 , 174 – 178 .
Ameri Tourzani , S. , Keyhanian , A. A. , Marouf , A. , Imani , S. and Sheikhi-Garjan , A. ( 2008 ): The susceptibility of different population
Authors:Carlo Pazzini, Parviz Ahmad-Nejad, and Beniam Ghebremedhin
-assisted laser desorption ionization–time of flight (MALDI–TOF) mass spectrometry. The detection of the pathogens as ESBL-producers was determined by standard susceptibility testing and Etest [ 16 ].
Authors:Angela Lacombe-Antoneli, S. Píriz, and S. Vadillo
antimicrobial susceptibility of Gram-negative anaerobic bacilli commonly isolated from footrot in goats was studied. A total of 97 isolates belonging to the genera
Dichelobacter, Fusobacterium, Prevotella, Porphyromonas
obtained from clinical cases of footrot in south-western Spain between March 2000 and May 2001, were tested against 25 antimicrobial agents comprising β-lactams, aminoglycosides, macrolides, chloramphenicol, quinolones, lincosamides, sulphonamides and tetracyclines in order to optimise antibiotic treatment of this disease in goats. β-lactams, tetracyclines and metronidazole displayed the highest
efficacy against the species involved in the pathogenesis of footrot.
The gladiolus thrips
is a common pest of gladioli. The insect causes damage to leaves, flower stalks and buds by sucking. The present study was intended to investigate the susceptibility of four
cultivars as well as the colour preference of the thrips tested on different coloured flowers of the cultivars. The experiment was carried out in 2006 at two locations in central Slovenia. After planting the corms on April, 27 and May, 2 on three occasions with successive plant stages the percentage of infested foliage surface and flowers was assessed. Of the cultivars tested, the ‘Nova Lux’ was the only cultivar suited for cultivation without insecticide application. The flowers of gladioli with a light colour (white ‘White Prosperity’, yellow ‘Nova Lux’) were less infested in comparison with cultivars with dark coloured flowers (orange ‘Hunting Song’, red ‘Oscar’).
Cytomegalovirus infection is a major infectious complication of transplant recipients, causing significant morbidity and mortality. It is possible to treat this infection effectively only if we know the direct and indirect effects of it, if we take the risk-factors into account, and use sensitive and reliable diagnostic methods for early establishment of diagnosis. In order to avoid severe CMV-infection, it is possible to administer prophylactic therapy. For prophylaxis planning it is important to know the CMV-seroprevalence of Hungarian population and its characteristics. Our results have shown that the seroprevalence of Hungarian population is high: 86%. The primary CMV-infection in Hungary occurs in childhood or in early adulthood, till age of 20 years the seroprevalence is 72%. CMV-seronegative recipients should be transplanted using organs of seronegative donors, however, the chance obtaining the graft from a CMV-seronegative donor was shown to be 2% only. Since such seromatching is rear, we have to know that the constellation of negative recipient and positive donor is the highest risk-factor for developing severe primary CMV-infection. While investigating data of 147 CMV-seronegative recipients from high-risk group it has been established that CMV-infection prophylaxis is essential for high risk patients in the early post-transplant period of 3 months, the administration of any of investigated prophylactic protocols is advantageous in comparing with prophylaxis free management of those patients (P=0.006). The study has also proven that monoprophylaxis with ganciclovir or valganciclovir is the most effective and cost-effective procedure as compared to other protocols (P=0.006). It is important to take into consideration that in prophylactic groups the “late-onset” CMV-infection occurred often (25.4%), and that there were no signs of seroconversion after the primary CMV-infection in 14% of the patients. For the first time it has been found and proven that the female sex is a risk factor for CMV-infection (P=0.0006). Genetic variability influences susceptibility to infectious diseases and HLA-molecules are critical for viral antigen uptaking, processing and presenting. Our data of 129 of high-risk patients suggest that recipients positive for HLA-DQ3 are more susceptible to CMV-infection than a comparable group of patients negative for this HLA-type. This result was not due to rejection and/or treatment for rejection and was not influenced by induction therapy or number of HLA-mismatches. The multivariate Cox Regression analysis has shown that HLA-DQ3 positivity is an independent predictor of primary CMV-infection in CMV-seronegative recipients with seropositive donor grafts (P=0.001). The cognition of HLA-DQ3 is useful in the prediction of acute CMV-infection in high-risk patients, and should influence the planning of the patients' management.
Thelohanellus nikolskii infection of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) has been a common parasitosis in the Central European fish farms since the first detection of the parasite about 20 years ago. This parasite, introduced from the Far East, causes intensive infection on the fins of fingerlings of the carp subspecies cultured in Europe (European carp, Cyprinus carpio carpio). This infection of the common carp occurs in the Hungarian fish farms every year. Until the present study, this parasite had not been recorded from the fins of koi or coloured carp (Cyprinus carpio haematopterus), a carp of Far Eastern origin, which is cultured in Hungary as an ornamental fish. A recent survey conducted in common carp, koi and goldfish stocks demonstrated that T. nikolskii infection of low prevalence and intensity occurs also in koi populations, but its prevalence and intensity are markedly lower than in common carp kept in the same ponds. It is suggested that the observed differences are due to disparities in the susceptibility of the two carp subspecies to T. nikolskii, and that the koi is less susceptible to this infection. Other signs of susceptibility can also be observed in the European subspecies, since in 15% of the fish plasmodium development was arrested at an early stage. Thelohanellus nikolskii infection could not be demonstrated on goldfish (Carassius auratus).
Authors:Alicja Sękowska, Michał Chudy, and Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
, Billerica, USA). The susceptibility to antibiotics was tested by automated method in Phoenix system using NMIC-402 cart (Becton-Dickinson, New Jersey, USA).
Phenotypic detection of beta-lactam resistance
A double disk