Revista argentina de microbiología
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PRINCE, K.A. et al. Isolation of Mycobacterium gordonae from poultry slaughterhouse water in São Paulo State, Brazil. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2005, vol.37, n.2, pp. 106-108. ISSN 1851-7617.
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%).
Palabras clave : Mycobacterium gordonae; PRA genotypes; poultry slaughterhouse water.