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Characterization of Arcobacter spp. strains isolated from swine through amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP).

Grant number: 10/13650-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2010
Effective date (End): October 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Principal Investigator:Andrea Micke Moreno
Grantee:Maria Garcia Spindola
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (FMVZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Arcobacter genus belongs to Campylobacteriaceae family, being formed at this moment for seven species: A. butzleri, A. cryaerophilus, A. nitrofigilis, A. skirrowii and, more recently, A. cibarius. A. halophilus and A. sulfidicus. The species A. butzleri, A. cryaerophilus and A. skirrowii are related to human and livestock animals' infections, and are the most studied of genus. Reports of this agent in animal products have been done mainly in poultry; however, this research group isolated in a previous study an high frequency of agent in swine carcasses from Brazil. The goals of this project are characterize Arcobacter spp. from pigs slaughtered in Sao Paulo State, through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). Data obtained will be part of a doctorate project and will provide important information about swine role as source of infection to human by bacteria from this genus.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DÉBORA D.S. GOBBI; MARIA G. SPINDOLA; LUISA Z. MORENO; CARLOS E.C. MATAJIRA; MARIA G.X. OLIVEIRA; RENATA PAIXÃO; THAIS S.P. FERREIRA; ANDREA M. MORENO. Isolamento e caracterização molecular de Arcobacter butzleri e Arcobacter cryaerophilus de linhas de abate suíno e do comércio de carne no Brasil. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, v. 38, n. 3, p. 393-399, . (10/17043-6, 10/13650-5, 07/01636-5)
GOBBI, DEBORA D. S.; SPINDOLA, MARIA G.; MORENO, LUISA Z.; MATAJIRA, CARLOS E. C.; OLIVEIRA, MARIA G. X.; PAIXAO, RENATA; FERREIRA, THAIS S. P.; MORENO, ANDREA M.. Isolation and molecular characterization of Arcobacte butzleri and Arcobacter cryaerophilus from the pork production chain in Brazil. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, v. 38, n. 3, p. 393-399, . (07/01636-5, 10/17043-6, 10/13650-5)

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