Antibiotic Resistance and Slime Production in Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus Strains from Retail Meat Samples

ÇITAK S., Ocal S. C. , KÜLAHCI M. B.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, vol.28, no.3, pp.359-364, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-364
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a total of 100 retail meat samples were analysed for the presence of coagulase negative Staphylococcus (CoNS). A total of 208 CoNS strains were isolated from these samples. Staphylococcus saprophyticus was the most prevalent species. Resistance to methicillin was detected in 63.4% of CoNS isolates. Methicillin-resistant CoNS (MRCoNS) strains were determined to be more resistant to antibiotics than methicillin-susceptible CoNS strains. Resistance of methicillin was found in 76.1% of slime positive and in 57.4% of slime negative strains. Most of isolated slime producing CoNS were methicillin resistant, which makes the detection of these microorganisms necessary to prevent their dissemination in the environment, veterinary medicine and public health.