1. Microbiology & Food Hygiene

Identification and characterisation of antibiotic resistance genes in poultry meat (GENECHASER)

Project Reference:

03-PG-022

Status:

Completed

Commencement Date:

October, 2004

Project Duration:

October 2004

Abstract:

This project used a bioinformatics approach to analyse published data relating to the occurrence of antibiotic resistance genes in poultry meat on the island of Ireland in order to identify the most commonly occurring antibiotic resistance genes. Primers were developed targeting specific resistance genes and a survey of poultry meat from producers and retailers on the island of Ireland were carried out. 

The information generated by this project provided sufficient preliminary information to support the development of an innovative DNA micro-array assay for detection of antibiotic resistance genes in poultry meat.

 

Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Patrick Naughton, University of Ulster, Coleraine

Collaborator(s):

Single supplier

Outputs:

Report:

The PhD thesis is available on request and can be accessed through the University of Ulster

Peer review:

Grainne McNeece, Violetta Naughton, Martin J.Woodward, James S.G. Dooley, Patrick J. Naughton. Array based detection of antibiotic resistance genes in Gram negative bacteria isolated from retail poultry meat in the UK and Ireland. International Journal of Food Microbiology 179 (2014) 24–32