Author : Noomi, B. S


Detection of virulence factors of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in different animals by using bacteriological and molecular methods

B. S. Noomi

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2018, Volume 32, Issue 2, Pages 205-210
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2019.153851

The aim of this study was to detect the presence of virulence factors of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in different animals. For this purpose 120 samples were collected and examined to detect fourteen virulence factors by using biochemical  and molecular methods. The results showed that the highest isolation rate was recorded in doges (29.6%) among studied animals, and highest isolation rate was recorded in milk samples (26.8%) among the studied samples. The virulence factors were detected in different ratio, and highest of them were capsule detected in 50% from skin isolates, amylase enzyme detected in 28.5% from milk isolates, hemolysin enzyme detected in 75% from wound isolates, protease detected in 100% from skin isolates, phospholipase enzyme detected in 56.1% from milk isolates, urease enzyme detected in 50% from skin isolates, gelatin liquefaction detected in 100% from skin and ear isolates, β -lactamase production detected in 100% from skin and wound isolates, pigments production detected in 100% from skin and ear isolates, oprI, oprL and exoT detected in 100% from skin and wound isolates, exoS detected in 100% and 85.7% from skin and milk isolates respectively. We conclude from his study that the dogs are more sensitive in compare with studied animal, while the milk sample is more susceptible to contamination by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Regarding the virulence factors we noticed that the appearance of it basis on infection state.