Indian J Microbiol. 2021 Jun;61(2):137-150. doi: 10.1007/s12088-021-00923-9. Epub 2021 Feb 26.
A total of 50 Escherichia coli were isolated from buffalo meat and their antibiotic profiling was carried out. 90% E. coli isolates showed resistant to two or more classes of 21 commonly used antibiotics. Moreover, there was also variation in resistance/sensitivity behavior towards antibiotics. Highest resistance was found to be against methicillin (84%) in the isolates followed by vancomicin (70%), sulphadiazine (68%) and cefaclor (66%), whereas, resistance was less common for kanamycin (8%) and chloramphenicol (4%). ECMB1, ECMA2, ECMA8, ECMS9 and ECMA31 strains showed highest MDR pattern with presence of bla CTX-M, qnr S and qnr B resistant genes. ECMB1 strain was resistant to 14 antibiotics belonging to 7 different classes. Therefore, ECMB1 was selected for further studies. Sodium Alginate Film incorporated with 10, 20, and 30% ethanolic extract of Syzygium cumini (EESC) were formulated and characterized using state-of-art techniques. A dose-dependent antibacterial activity against E. coli ECMB1 was recorded by the films made from EESC (EESCF). The growth kinetics of E. coli strain ECMB1 showed 9% decrease in log CFU when it was cultured in 30% EESCF as compared to control cells after 12 h of growth. Present finding highlight the efficacy and possible use of EESCF as meat packaging film to prevent food spoilage caused by MDR bacteria.