Characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from coastal seawater in Peninsular Malaysia

Lesley Maurice, Bilung and Gwendelynne, Bulan Tanil and Nishibuchi, Mitsuaki and Son, Radu and Raha, Abdul Rahim and Suhaimi, Napis and Gunsalam, Jurin Wolmon (2005) Characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from coastal seawater in Peninsular Malaysia. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health., 36 (4). pp. 940-945. ISSN 2697-5718

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Twenty-one Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates representing 21 samples of coastal seawater from three beaches in peninsular Malaysia were found to be sensitive to streptomycin, norfloxacin and chloramphenicol. Resistance was observed to penicillin (100%), ampicillin (95.2%), carbenicilin (95.2%), erythromycin (95.2%), bacitracin (71.4%), cephalothin (28.6%), moxalactam (28.6%), kanamycin (19.1%), tetracycline (14.3%), nalidixic acid (9.5%) and gentamicin (9.5%). Plasmids of 2.6 to 35.8 mDa were detected among plasmid-containing isolates. All isolates carried the Vp-toxR gene specific to V. parahaemolyticus and were negative for the tdh gene, but only one isolate was positive for the trh gene. DNA fingerprinting of the isolates using ERIC-PCR and PFGE showed that the isolates belong to two major clonal groups, with several isolates from different locations in the same group, indicating the presence of similar strains in the different locations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vibrio parahaemolyticus, coastal seawater, DNA fingerprinting, ERIC-PCR and PFGE, peninsular Malaysia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2020 05:08
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2022 06:17

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