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Colonization of broilers by Campylobacter jejuni internalized within Acanthamoeba castellanii

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Snelling, William J., Stern, Norman J., Lowery, Colm, Moore, John E., Gibbons, Emma, Baker, Ciara and Dooley, James (2008) Colonization of broilers by Campylobacter jejuni internalized within Acanthamoeba castellanii. ARCHIVES OF MICROBIOLOGY, 189 (2). pp. 175-179. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1007/s00203-007-0303-0

Abstract

Although Campylobacter survives within amoeba in-vitro, it is unknown if intra-amoeba Campylobacter jejuni can colonize broilers. Five groups of 28 day-of-hatch chicks were placed into separate isolators. Groups (1) and (2) were challenged with page's amoeba saline (PAS), and disinfected planktonic C. jejuni NCTC 11168, respectively. Groups (3), (4) and (5) were challenged with a C. jejuni positive control, C. jejuni in PAS, and intra-amoeba C. jejuni, respectively. After 1, 3, 7 and 14 days post challenge, seven birds from each unit were examined for C. jejuni colonization. For the first time we report that intra-amoeba C. jejuni colonized broilers.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
ID Code:3810
Deposited By:Professor James Dooley
Deposited On:05 Jan 2010 16:05
Last Modified:17 May 2012 11:15

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