Genotypic and phenotypic characteristics of Yersinia enterocolitica isolated from the surface of chicken eggshells obtained in Argentina.

The prevalence of Yersinia enterocolitica on chicken eggshell surfaces in San Luis, Argentina, was investigated. The pathogenic potential of recovered isolates was assessed by means of phenotypic virulence tests and the presence of the 72-kb pYV plasmid. Antimicrobial susceptibility was determined by the agar diffusion method. DNA digested with XbaI was… CONTINUE READING