Michał Stosik

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Three hundred commensal Escherichia coli recovered from healthy herbivorous, carnivorous, and omnivorous mammals from one zoo were characterized for their phylogenetic origin, intestinal virulence gene (VG) prevalence, and genomic diversity. The phylogenetic structure of the E. coli (groups A, B1, B2, and D) from the herbivores was homogenous, with a(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the influence of the presence or the absence of antibiotic input on the emergence and maintenance of resistance in commensal bacteria from food producing animals. The research material constituted E. coli isolates from two animal species: swine at different age from one conventional pig farm with antibiotic input in(More)
Relations between the diversity of thefliC gene conditioning flagellum protein inE. coli and the source of the strain origin are presented. ThefliC genes have been identified and characterized in commensalE. coli derived from 10 healthy animal species living in Zoo Safari Park (Poland). ThefliC gene was found in 150 strains by the PCR method. The(More)
The paper describes the prevalence of resistant strains within the genetic structure of E. coli (phylogenetic group A, B1, B2 and D). A total of 200 commensal E. coli strains have been derived from 10 species of healthy animals residing on ZOO Safari Park area, in Swierkocin, Poland. The phylogenetic structure of E. coli has been analysed with the use of a(More)
Type 1 fimbriae are one of the most important factors of Escherichia coli adaptation to different niches in the host. Our study indicated that the genetic marker--fimH gene occurred commonly in commensal E. coli derived from healthy humans but expression of the type 1 fimbriae was not observed. Identification of fim structural subunit genes (fimA-fimH) and(More)
Commensal, intestinal E. coli microflora plays a role in maintenance of intestinal balance of the host, is responsible for defending against pathogenic E. coli. This study encompasses the analysis of BOX-PCR fingerprinting patterns, phylogenetic grouping and virulence genes prevalence among commensal E. coli isolates derived from healthy pigs. Altogether,(More)
The rep-PCR fingerprinting method, with the support of ERIC and REP primers, was used to analyse the genomic diversity of 93 E. coli strains isolated from lake water samples drawn at two different depths. The applied UPGMA for DNA analysis did not reveale any genomic similarities between the 48 E. coli strains derived from the subsurface-zone water and the(More)
The prevalence of trimethoprim (TMP) and sulfamethoxazole (SMX) resistance in commensal E. coli from pigs was tested in this study. E. coli was derived from three groups of piglets in successive stages of metaphylactic therapy and from two groups of sows 10 and 18 weeks after the treatment. MIC values of TMP and SMX were determined for a total of 352(More)
Cattle is a reservoir of potentially pathogenic E. coli, bacteria that can represent a significant threat to public health, hence it is crucial to monitor the prevalence of the genetic determinants of virulence and antimicrobial resistance among the E. coli population. The aim of this study was the analysis of the phylogenetic structure, distribution of(More)
The paper presents usefulness of application of the PCR-based fingerprinting method, which uses enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus primers ERIC (rep-PCR (ERIC)) in analysing and characterising Escherichia coli population in the water environment. 46 E. coli isolates of homogenous biochemical properties were analysed. The received results prove(More)