Ovine clone ST1464: A predominant genotype of Staphylococcus aureus subsp. anaerobius isolated from sheep in Sudan

  • Haitham Elbir Tropical Medicine Research Institute
  • Edward J. Feil Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath
  • Michel Drancourt Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille
  • Véronique Roux Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille
  • Sulieman M El Sanousi Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Khartoum
  • Mona Eshag Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Khartoum
  • Patricia Colque-Navarro Department of Microbiology , Tumor and Cell biology, Karolinska Institutet
  • Inger Kühn Department of Microbiology , Tumor and Cell biology, Karolinska Institutet
  • Jan-Ingmar Flock Department of Microbiology , Tumor and Cell biology, Karolinska Institutet
Keywords: mlst, 1464, Staphylococcus, aureus, anaerobius, khartoum, sudan

Abstract

Background: The aim of the present study was to examine the phenotypic and genotypic relatedness of 17 Staphylococcus aureus subsp. anaerobius isolates recovered from sheep abscesses in Khartoum state, Sudan, during the period 2007-2008.

Methodology: This sample was characterised using antibiogram typing, biochemical typing with the commercial PhenePlate system (PhP-CS) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST).

Results: Low levels of resistance were noted to the 11 antimicrobial agents tested. All the isolates corresponded to a single PhP type, and to a single, novel, multilocus sequence type, designated ST1464. 

Conclusion: These results demonstrate that the vast majority of cases of sheep abscess disease in Khartoum state are caused by a single novel clone of S. aureus subsp. anaerobius.

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Author Biographies

Haitham Elbir, Tropical Medicine Research Institute
Microbiology
Edward J. Feil, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath
Biochemistry
Michel Drancourt, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille

Unite´ des Rickettsies

Sulieman M El Sanousi, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Khartoum
microbiology
Mona Eshag, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Khartoum
microbiology
Patricia Colque-Navarro, Department of Microbiology , Tumor and Cell biology, Karolinska Institutet
Microbiology , Tumor and Cell biology
Inger Kühn, Department of Microbiology , Tumor and Cell biology, Karolinska Institutet
Microbiology , Tumor and Cell biology
Jan-Ingmar Flock, Department of Microbiology , Tumor and Cell biology, Karolinska Institutet
Microbiology , Tumor and Cell biology
Published
2010-02-04
How to Cite
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Elbir H, Feil EJ, Drancourt M, Roux V, El SanousiSM, Eshag M, Colque-NavarroP, Kühn I, FlockJ-I (2010) Ovine clone ST1464: A predominant genotype of Staphylococcus aureus subsp. anaerobius isolated from sheep in Sudan. J Infect Dev Ctries 4:235-238. doi: 10.3855/jidc.632
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