Detection of new delhi metallo-beta-lactamase and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase genes in escherichia coli isolated from mastitic milk samples

S. Ghatak, A. Singha, A. Sen, C. Guha, A. Ahuja, U. Bhattacharjee, S. Das, N. R. Pradhan, K. Puro, C. Jana, T. K. Dey, K. L. Prashantkumar, A. Das, I. Shakuntala, U. Biswas, P. S. Jana

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Abstract

Summary: In this study, eight Escherichia coli isolates were obtained from milk samples of dairy cattle suffering from clinical/subclinical mastitis. Isolates were characterized for antimicrobial resistance traits and virulence genes. Results revealed that one isolate was harbouring New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase gene (blaNDM). Cloning and sequencing of the PCR amplicon confirmed the identity of the gene (GenBank accession no. KC769583) having 100% homology with blaNDM-5 (GenBank accession no. JN104597.1), and this isolate was susceptible to colistin, chloramphenicol and tetracycline only. Moreover, another isolate carried extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) gene - blaCTX-M, and all isolates possessed blaTEM gene. Of the eight isolates, only one isolate was positive for shiga toxin gene (stx2), and none were harbouring stx1 gene. Occurrence of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (blaNDM) in one E. coli isolate and ESBL genes in other isolates poses a potential threat to human health following possible entry and spread through food chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-389
Number of pages5
JournalTransboundary and Emerging Diseases
Volume60
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Escherichia coli
  • Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase
  • Metallo-beta-lactamase
  • Milk

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