Detection of Arcobacter spp. in Mytilus galloprovincialis samples collected from Apulia region


Submitted: 17 July 2014
Accepted: 14 October 2014
Published: 17 February 2015
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  • Elisabetta Bonerba Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Bari, Valenzano (BA), Italy.
  • Anna Mottola Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Bari, Valenzano (BA), Italy.
  • Antonio Parisi Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Puglia e Basilicata, Putignano (BA), Italy.
  • Angela Di Pinto Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Bari, Valenzano (BA), Italy.
  • Andrea Serraino Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Ozzano Emilia (BO), Italy.
  • Giancarlo Bozzo Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Bari, Valenzano (BA), Italy.
  • Federica Giacometti Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Ozzano Emilia (BO), Italy.
  • Edmondo Ceci Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Bari, Valenzano (BA), Italy.
  • Giuseppina Tantillo Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Bari, Valenzano (BA), Italy.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the occurrence of Arcobacter spp. in 20 samples of Mytilus galloprovincialis purchased at fish markets in Apulia region. The detection of Arcobacter spp. was performed, after selective enrichment, on modified charcoal cefoperazone deoxycholate (mCCD) agar supplemented with Cefoperazone, Amphotericin B and Teicoplanin (CAT). In 6 out of the 20 tested samples the presence of Arcobacter spp. was found and confirmed by genus-based polymerase chain reaction. All the isolates were identified as belonging to the species Arcobacter butzleri using 16S rDNA sequencing and BLAST online. The results represent the first report in Italy of A. butzleri detection in marketed Mytilus galloprovincialis. The survey underlines the epidemiological importance of A. butzleri as an emerging pathogen, and highlights that mussels should be considered as a potential cause of foodborne disease outbreak.

Anna Mottola, Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Bari, Valenzano (BA)
Department of Veterinary Medicine
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Bonerba E, Mottola A, Parisi A, Di Pinto A, Serraino A, Bozzo G, Giacometti F, Ceci E, Tantillo G. Detection of Arcobacter spp. in Mytilus galloprovincialis samples collected from Apulia region. Ital J Food Safety [Internet]. 2015 Feb. 17 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];4(1). Available from: https://www.pagepressjournals.org/ijfs/article/view/ijfs.2015.4583

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