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Project ID: ICA4-CT-2001-10028
Financiado con arreglo a: FP5-INCO 2
País: Vietnam

Isolation of chloramphenicol resistant bacteria from aquaculture farms in the Mekong river Delta of Vietnam

Five fish species representing the diversity of important species cultured in the Mekong river delta, Viet Nam including Pangasius catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus), Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Common carp (Cyprinus carpio), Snakeskin gouramy (Strichogaster pectoralis) and giant gouramy (Osphronemuss goramy) were sampled for chloramphenicol (CHL) resistance bacteria during the period between June to December, 2002.

A total of 240 CHL resistant isolates and 50 CHL susceptible bacterial isolates were collected and preserved in cryopreservation system. Our collection includes 10 highly CHL resistant strains which growth was observed at 256 ppm CHL. These isolates are stores in cryopreservation at our lab and at the Microbiological reference laboratory, Gent University, Belgium. The isolates have been subjected for a series of studies including taxonomy, susceptibility testing to antimicrobials used in aquaculture, epidemiological relationship amongst the collection of bacteria and the potential of genetic exchange between resistant and susceptible isolates.

The generating data will be used to define strategic approaches to monitoring antibiotic resistance on fish farms in the Delta.

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Can Tho University-Campus II, 3/2 street
92100 CAN THO
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