Characterization of antimicrobial resistance of foodborne Listeria monocytogenes.

  title={Characterization of antimicrobial resistance of foodborne Listeria monocytogenes.},
  author={Mauro Conter and Domenico Paludi and Emanuela Zanardi and Sergio Ghidini and Alberto Vergara and Adriana Ianieri},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  volume={128 3},
The objective of this study was to evaluate the susceptibility of 120 Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from food and food-processing environments to 19 antibiotics currently used in veterinary and human therapy. Susceptibility tests were performed by using the automated VITEK2 system. Apart from penicillin, ampicillin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, for which clinical breakpoints for Listeria susceptibility testing are defined according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standard… CONTINUE READING
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