Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 111-115

Prevalence and phenotypic characterization of Enterococcus spp. isolated from food in Brazil

Camargo, Carlos HenriqueBruder-Nascimento, ArianeLee, Sarah Hwa InFernandes Júnior, AryKaneno, RamonRall, Vera Lúcia Mores

We evaluated the frequency of enterococci from food and found 95.2% of positivity, being E. faecium and E. faecalis the most frequent species. High-level streptomycin resistance was observed, as well as gelatinase and hemolysis activity, showing the potential role of environmental strains as reservoir of virulence and resistance traits.(AU)

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