Isolation of Mycobacterium gordonae from poultry slaughterhouse water in São Paulo State, Brazil

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Prince, K. A. [UNESP]
Costa, A. R. [UNESP]
Malaspina, A. C. [UNESP]
Luís, A. F.
Leite, Clarice Queico Fujimura [UNESP]

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Water samples (24 untreated water, 12 treated water and 24 served water) used in different stages of the slaughter process were examined to identify a possible source of pathogenic mycobacteria. The isolates were identified based on microscopy, morphological and biochemical features, mycolic acid analysis and molecular method - PCR-restriction-enzyme analysis. Eighteen mycobacterial strains were isolated from 60 water samples: 11 from untreated water, 5 from treated water and 2 from served water. All mycobacteria isolated were identified as Mycobacterium gordonae and showed the following PRA genotypes: III (27.8%), IV (38.9%) and V (33.3%).



Mycobacterium gordonae, Poultry slaughterhouse water, PRA genotypes, mycolic acid, bacterium isolation, Brazil, controlled study, enzyme analysis, genotype, nonhuman, polymerase chain reaction, poultry, slaughterhouse, water sampling, Abattoirs, Animals, Disease Vectors, Filtration, Food Contamination, Food Handling, Meat, Mycobacteria, Atypical, Mycobacterium Infections, Atypical, Poultry, Poultry Diseases, Waste Disposal, Fluid, Water Microbiology, Water Pollution, Water Purification

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Revista Argentina de Microbiologia, v. 37, n. 2, p. 106-108, 2005.