Effect of Glyphosate on Potential Pathogens and Beneficial Members of Poultry Microbiota In Vitro  [2013]

Shehata, Awad A. Schrödl, Wieland Aldin, Alaa. A. Hafez, Hafez M. et al.

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The use of glyphosate modifies the environment which stresses the living microorganisms. The aim of the present study was to determine the real impact of glyphosate on potential pathogens and beneficial members of poultry microbiota in vitro. The presented results evidence that the highly pathogenic bacteria as Salmonella Entritidis, Salmonella Gallinarum, Salmonella Typhimurium, Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium botulinum are highly resistant to glyphosate. However, most of beneficial bacteria as Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus badius, Bifidobacterium adolescentis and Lactobacillus spp. were found to be moderate to highly susceptible. Also Campylobacter spp. were found to be susceptible to glyphosate. A reduction of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract microbiota by ingestion of glyphosate could disturb the normal gut bacterial community. Also, the toxicity of glyphosate to the most prevalent Enterococcus spp. could be a significant predisposing factor that is associated with the increase in C. botulinum-mediated diseases by suppressing the antagonistic effect of these bacteria on clostridia.

Other subjects

  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • poultry
  • Clostridium botulinum
  • bacteria
  • gastrointestinal system
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • bacterial communities
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Bacillus badius
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • pathogens
  • Bifidobacterium adolescentis
  • Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Gallinarum
  • glyphosate
  • Campylobacter
  • Lactobacillus

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Current microbiology

ISSN : 0343-8651


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Language : English

Type : Journal Article

In AGRIS since : 2014

Volume : 66

Issue : 4

Start Page : 350

End Page : 358

Publisher : Springer-Verlag

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" Effect of Glyphosate on Potential Pathogens and Beneficial Members of Poultry Microbiota In Vitro "