The ability of Aliarcobacter butzleri strains isolated from foods of animal origin in Costa Rica to form biofilm

  • Marco Chaves Microbiology Faculty and Tropical Diseases Research Center (CIET), University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Daniel Vazquez-Valverde Microbiology Faculty and Tropical Diseases Research Center (CIET), University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Heriberto Fernandez-Jaramillo Institute of Clinical Microbiology, Universidad Austral de Chile, Los Ríos, Chile.
  • Marìa Laura Arias-Echandi | maria.ariasechandi@ucr.ac.cr Microbiology Faculty and Tropical Diseases Research Center (CIET), University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.

Abstract

Aliarcobacter butzleri is a zoonotic emerging food and waterborne pathogen widely distributed in nature. It is present in food processing environments and can easily be spread through the food industry because of its ability to form biofilm. The aim of this work was to determine the ability of strains isolated in Costa Rica from different food matrixes of animal origin to form biofilm. Thirty-eight A. butzleri strains previously isolated and identified from animal origin products were analyzed using the method described by Stepmovic et al. (2000), in three culture broths, brain heart infusion broth, Boer broth and Houf broth. Results showed that 67% of poultry origin strains, 62.5% of meat origin strains and just 8% of milk origin strains showed ability to form biofilm. The findings of this study confirm the adherence ability of A. butzleri to form biofilm, a characteristic that can promote dispersion and cross contamination along food industry processing lines.

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2021-06-25
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Aliarcobacter butzleri, biofilm, food of animal origin
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Chaves M, Vazquez-Valverde D, Fernandez-Jaramillo H, Arias-Echandi ML. The ability of <em>Aliarcobacter butzleri</em&gt; strains isolated from foods of animal origin in Costa Rica to form biofilm. Ital J Food Safety [Internet]. 2021Jun.25 [cited 2021Jul.29];10(2). Available from: https://pagepressjournals.org/index.php/ijfs/article/view/9020