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Isolation and molecular identification of lactic acid bacteria and Bifidobacterium spp. from faeces of the blue-fronted Amazon parrot in Brazil

Published on Dec 1, 2014in Beneficial Microbes 2.94
· DOI :10.3920/BM2013.0082
Luciana Allegretti3
Estimated H-index: 3
(USP: University of São Paulo),
L. Revolledo6
Estimated H-index: 6
(USP: University of São Paulo)
+ 4 AuthorsAlberto Ferreira3
Estimated H-index: 3
(USP: University of São Paulo)
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In Brazil, the blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva) is a common pet. The faecal microbiota of these birds include a wide variety of bacterial species, the majority of which belong to the Gram-positive lactic acid bacteria (LAB) clade. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in the diversity and abundance of LAB and Bifidobacterium spp. in the cloacae between wild and captive birds and to select, identify and characterise LAB for consideration as a parrot probiotic. Cloacal swabs were collected from 26 wild and 26 captive birds. Bacterial DNA was extracted, and the 16S rRNA genes were amplified. The numbers of PCR-positive Enterococcus, Pediococcus, and Lactobacillus species isolated from wild and captive birds were significantly different (P<0.05). Enterococcus was the most frequently isolated genus, followed by Pediococcus, Lactobacillus, Lactococcus and Bifidobacterium. Enterococcus faecium, Pediococcus pentosaceus, Lactococcus lactis, Lactobacillus coryniformis, Lactobacillus sanfr...
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Published on Feb 11, 2018in Veterinarni Medicina 0.64
Modestas Ruzauskas9
Estimated H-index: 9
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Rita Siugzdiniene5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 5 AuthorsA. Pavilonis7
Estimated H-index: 7
The aim of this study was to test and analyse the antimicrobial susceptibility of Enterococcus isolates from Lithuanian poultry farms. Investigations were carried out during the years 2008-2009. The sampling sites, located all over the country, included eight poultry farms of large capacity. All samples were collected from broil- ers. Enterococcus spp. were isolated from intestines immediately after slaughtering. A total of 160 samples were collected, 20 samples from each farm. The MICs (Minimum...
Published on Mar 1, 2013in Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 0.52
Hilari Wanderley Hidasi1
Estimated H-index: 1
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José Hidasi Neto1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 3 AuthorsMaria Auxiliadora Andrade9
Estimated H-index: 9
Abstract: Enteric bacteria are considered important potential pathogens in avian clinical medicine, causing either primary or opportunistic infections. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of enterobacteria in the intestinal microbiota of psittacine birds and to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of the Escherichia coli isolates cultured. Fecal samples were collected from 300 parrots captured from the illegal wildlife trade in Goias, Brazil and were processed using convent...
Published on Aug 15, 2011in Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine
J Akhter1
Estimated H-index: 1
(BAU: Bangladesh Agricultural University),
M. T. Hossain7
Estimated H-index: 7
(BAU: Bangladesh Agricultural University)
+ 2 AuthorsMohammad Ariful Islam16
Estimated H-index: 16
(BAU: Bangladesh Agricultural University)
The research work was conducted to isolate and identify the microflora from apparently healthy caged parrots. A total of 45 samples (oral swabs, cloacal swabs and feces) were collected from five types of caged parrots (Gray cockatiels, Rose ringed parakeet, Alexandriane parakeet, Red breast parakeet and Blossom headed parakeet) of Dhaka Zoo during the period from April to August 2009. The samples were cultured on different bacteriological media and the bacteria were identified by their cultural ...
Published on Dec 1, 2010in Veterinary Microbiology 2.79
Panagiotis G. Xenoulis16
Estimated H-index: 16
(A&M: Texas A&M University),
Patricia L. Gray7
Estimated H-index: 7
(A&M: Texas A&M University)
+ 5 AuthorsJan S. Suchodolski36
Estimated H-index: 36
(A&M: Texas A&M University)
Abstract The gastrointestinal microbiota plays a fundamental role in health and disease. Only limited data are available about the composition of the intestinal microbiota of captive animals compared to those of wild animals. The aim of the present study was to characterize the cloacal microbiota of apparently healthy wild and captive parrots. A total of 16 parrots, 8 wild and 8 captive, belonging to 3 different species, were used in this study. Cloacal material was collected via cloacal swabbin...
Published on Oct 1, 2006in Veterinary Microbiology 2.79
Tania de Freitas Raso1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UNESP: Sao Paulo State University),
Gláucia Helena Fernandes Seixas2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 1 AuthorsArarnis Augusto Pinto1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UNESP: Sao Paulo State University)
Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Dept Vet Pathol, Fac Ciencias Agr & Vet, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, Brazil
Published on Jun 1, 2006in Journal of Applied Poultry Research 0.81
L. Revolledo6
Estimated H-index: 6
(USP: University of São Paulo),
A. J. P. Ferreira13
Estimated H-index: 13
(USP: University of São Paulo),
G. C. Mead2
Estimated H-index: 2
(RVC: Royal Veterinary College)
SUMMARY Salmonella infections are mainly asymptomatic in poultry but are associated with widespread human illness from this source. Therefore, there is continuing interest in finding ways of preventing flock infection and, hence, contamination of poultry products with salmonellas. This review considers aspects of Salmonella carriage in poultry and host interactions that may be exploitable in the future to improve existing control measures. These include factors involved in colonization of the ga...
Published on May 25, 2016
C Washington Winn Jr.1
Estimated H-index: 1
Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction to Microbiology, Part 1: The Role of the Microbiology Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Guidelines to Practice and Management Chapter 2: Introduction to Microbiology, Part 2: Guidelines for the Collection, Transport, Processing, Analysis, and Reporting of Cultures from Specific Specimen Sources Chapter 3: Laboratory Diagnosis by Immunologic Methods Chapter 4: Molecular Microbiology Chapter 5: Medical Bacteriology: Taxonomy, Morpho...
Published on Dec 1, 2005in Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 0.52
Sharon L. Deem23
Estimated H-index: 23
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Andrew J. Noss25
Estimated H-index: 25
+ 1 AuthorsWilliam B. Karesh35
Estimated H-index: 35
Abstract Bolivia has a total of 47 species of Psittacidae, seven of which have been identified in our study site, the semiarid Gran Chaco of the Isoso. One species, the blue-fronted parrot (Amazona aestiva), is frequently captured by local Isoseno Guarani Indians for exploitation on the national and international market. These birds are often temporarily housed in small villages under unhygienic conditions with poultry and other domestic species. On occasion, these parrots escape back to the wil...
Greg Dobbin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UPEI: University of Prince Edward Island),
Harry Hariharan5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UPEI: University of Prince Edward Island)
+ 5 AuthorsC. Anne Muckle1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Health Canada)
Abstract Cloacal and pharyngeal swabs from 100 tree-nesting Double-crested cormorant (DCC) chicks were examined by culture for commensal and potentially pathogenic bacteria. No Salmonella or Erysipelothrix were isolated from the cloacal swabs. Twenty-two cloacal swabs were positive for Campylobacter , of which 14 were C. jejuni , C. coli , and 1 C. lari . None belonged to common serotypes isolated from humans or animals in recent years in Canada. Tests for antimicrobial drug resistance among 187...
Published on Jul 23, 2004
Seppo Salminen103
Estimated H-index: 103
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Arthur C. Ouwehand68
Estimated H-index: 68
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Journal of Medical Primatology 0.60
Dolores Hernández‐Rodríguez (UAM: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana), Antonio Acini Vásquez‐Aguilar + 2 AuthorsA. Azaola-Espinosa2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UAM: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)
Published on Oct 1, 2017in Science of The Total Environment 5.59
Andréa de Andrade Rangel de Freitas1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UFRJ: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro),
Adriana Rocha Faria2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UERJ: Rio de Janeiro State University)
+ 4 AuthorsLúcia Martins Teixeira30
Estimated H-index: 30
(UFRJ: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Abstract Enterococcal strains recovered from fecal samples of captive blue-fronted parrots ( Amazona aestiva ) assisted at two wild animal screening centers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were identified as Enterococcus hirae (the predominant species; 75.3%), followed by Enterococcus faecalis (17.3%), Enterococcus casseliflavus (4.8%), Enterococcus gallinarum (1.7%), and Enterococcus hermanniensis (0.9%). All strains were susceptible to linezolid and teicoplanin. Rates of nonsusceptibility (includin...
Published in bioRxiv
Elin Videvall7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Lund University),
Maria Strandh8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Lund University)
+ -3 AuthorsCharlie K. Cornwallis25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Lund University)
The gut microbiomes of birds and other animals are increasingly being studied in ecological and evolutionary contexts. While methods for preserving samples and processing high-throughput sequence data to characterise bacterial communities have received considerable attention, there has been little evaluation of non-invasive sampling methods. Numerous studies on birds and reptiles have made inferences about gut microbiota using cloacal sampling, however, it is not known whether the bacterial comm...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in Advances in Applied Microbiology 3.70
Luc De Vuyst62
Estimated H-index: 62
(Vrije Universiteit Brussel),
Simon Van Kerrebroeck6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Vrije Universiteit Brussel),
Frédéric Leroy36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Abstract From a microbiological perspective, sourdough is to be considered as a specific and stressful ecosystem, harboring yeasts and lactic acid bacteria (LAB), that is used for the production of baked goods. With respect to the metabolic impact of the sourdough microbiota, acidification (LAB), flavor formation (LAB and yeasts), and leavening (yeasts and heterofermentative LAB species) are most noticeable. Three distinct types of sourdough fermentation processes can be discerned based on the i...
Published on May 31, 2016in Frontiers in Microbiology 4.26
Manuel Jimmy Saint-Cyr3
Estimated H-index: 3
(INRA: Institut national de la recherche agronomique),
Muriel Guyard-Nicodème6
Estimated H-index: 6
(ANSES)
+ 4 AuthorsNabila Haddad8
Estimated H-index: 8
(INRA: Institut national de la recherche agronomique)
Campylobacteriosis is the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. Campylobacter species involved in this infection usually include the thermotolerant species Campylobacter jejuni. The major reservoir for C. jejuni leading to human infections is commercial broiler chickens. Poultry flocks are frequently colonized by C. jejuni without any apparent symptoms. Risk assessment analyses have identified the handling and consumption of poultry meat as one of the most important sources o...
Published on Feb 1, 2016in Beneficial Microbes 2.94
Asghar S1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UVAS: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences),
Arif M1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UVAS: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences)
+ 7 AuthorsJawad Nazir6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UVAS: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences)
Aim of the present study was to characterise and evaluate probiotic potential of lactobacilli isolated from indigenous poultry. Lactobacilli were isolated from poultry droppings and identified by genus specific polymerase chain reaction and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Isolates were characterised in vitro by their ability to tolerate low pH and bile salts, phytase activity, antimicrobial activity, antibiotic susceptibility profile, and autoaggregation and coaggregation with poultry gut pathogens. I...