Antonella Deriu

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AIMS To characterize 46 isolates of different Aeromonas spp. strains (26 Aeromonas hydrophila, 13 Aeromonas sobria and 7 Aeromonas salmonicida) isolated from coastal water and clinical sources in Sardinia, Italy. METHODS AND RESULTS The isolates were analysed for the production of the following virulence properties: slime, haemolysin, gelatinase and(More)
The members of the genus Vibrio include harmless aquatic strains as well as strains capable of causing epidemics of cholera. Diarrhoea caused by Vibrio cholerae is attributed to cholerae enterotoxin (CT) codified by the ctx operon and regulated by a number of virulence genes such as toxT, toxR and toxS. Fifty-two Vibrio strains were isolated from different(More)
Bacteria of the genus Vibrio include harmless aquatic strains as well as strains capable of causing epidemics of cholera and human intestinal diseases. Some of these species may show resistance to different antibiotics including cefotaxime, tetracycline and chloramphenicol. The susceptibility to different antibiotics was tested using 40 Vibrio(More)
In a microbiological monitoring carried out in various aquatic environment of Sardinia Island (Italy) Vibrio alginolyticus with different virulence phenotypes appeared widely spread. Hemolysis, hemoagglutination and protease production might be together particularly in strains isolated from polluted environments. Adherence capacities to two epithelial cells(More)
We investigated the usefulness of a novel PCR fingerprinting technique, based on the specific amplification of genomic regions, to differentiate 30 Vibrio alginolyticus strains isolated in Sardinian waters. The different profiles obtained were scanned and analyzed by a computer program in order to determine genetic relationships. The results were then(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, the dissemination of ESBL (PER-1) among Acinetobacter isolates was reported in Turkish hospitals. We investigated the presence and the association of various virulence determinants in 20 Acinetobacter baumannii isolates, of which 13 were blaPER-1 positive. MATERIAL/METHODS Virulence tests were slime and hemolysin production,(More)
In this paper we report the results of an investigation into the presence of enteric viruses in shellfish from the waters around Sardinia. Twenty two samples of shellfish were examined using a rapid and sensitive technique to concentrate and detect viral RNA in shellfish tissues. After recovery of viral particles, RNA was extracted, transcribed into cDNA(More)