Molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in Salmonella from chickens


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

SA Pathology trading as the Institute of Medical & Veterinary Science (IMVS)

Objective Summary

To develop an improved understanding of the epidemiology of antibiotic resistance of Salmonella involved in poultry production by: determination of the molecular epidemiology of resistance genes in Salmonella in humans and chickens clarification of the role bacteriophages in the transfer of antibiotic resistance in Salmonella and other enteric organisms such as Escherichia coli determining if antibiotic resistance can be transferred in the chicken gastrointestinal tract by bacteriophages.

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Project Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2005

Project Completion Date

Friday, November 30, 2007

National Priority

CME-Improving Food Safety of Australian Chicken Meat