The Research of Clonal Relationship Among Aeromonas Strains Isolated from Human, Animal and Drinking Water by PFGE

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KÖRKOCA H., Berktas M., Durmaz R., GÜRSOY N. C.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.19, no.2, pp.271-276, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Aeromonads infect human through potable water and causes various infections. Their existence in animal are being assessed as potential risk for human health. The aim of this study was to investigate clonal relationship among 52 Aeromonas strains isolated from human with diarrhea (14 strains), healthy food workers (2 strains), animals (24 strains) and drinking water (12 strains) by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Clonal relation was determined between one diarrheic human isolate and one cattle isolate. No clonal relation was determined between drinking water and human isolates. Two fish isolates, A. caviae and A. sobria, were not distinguished PFGE patterns. Consequently no predominant clone was determined while clonal related strains were determined. Particularly, it is necessary to elicit the epidemiological importance of animals in respect of human Aeromonas infections and extensive studies are required for identification of environmental isolates.