Journal of Applied Microbiology

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Edited By: A. Gilmour

Impact Factor: 2.156

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 76/123 (Microbiology); 79/161 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2672

Associated Title(s): Letters in Applied Microbiology

Virtual Issue on Campylobacter


Campylobacter jejuni and closely related C. coli are frequent causes of enteritis in humans. Both are of zoonotic origin and are frequently transmitted via the food chain, with poultry being the sole largest, but not the only source. The recent papers in this virtual issue have contributed to an improved understanding of sources including environmental ones and transmission in different parts of the world. The mechanism by which campylobacters cause disease in humans has been enigmatic but new data have begun to unravel this process. Significant new papers have improved our understanding of factors affecting survival of campylobacters and the potential for development of antibiotic resistance. Finally, recently published research on detection and intervention strategies provide invaluable support for the implementation of novel control measures.

Frieda Jorgensen and Trudy Wassenaar

Editors, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Campylobacter epidemiology and detection

DNA identification and characterization of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli isolated from caecal samples of chickens in Grenada.
Miller RS, Miller WG, Behringer M, Hariharan H, Matthew V, Oyarzabal OA. (2010) J Appl Microbiol 108:1041-1049.

An evaluation of survival and detection of Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli in broiler caecal contents using culture-based methods.
Rodgers JD, Clifton-Hadley FA, Marin C, Vidal AB. (2010) J Appl Microbiol 109:1244-1252.

Comparison of Campylobacter jejuni isolates from human, food, veterinary and environmental sources in Iceland using PFGE, MLST and fla-SVR sequencing.
Magnússon SH, Guðmundsdóttir S, Reynisson E, Rúnarsson AR, Harðardóttir H, Gunnarson E, Georgsson F, Reiersen J, Marteinsson VT. (2011) J Appl Microbiol 111:971-981.

Comparison of genotypes and antibiotic resistance of Campylobacter jejuni isolated from humans and slaughtered chickens in Switzerland.
Kittl S, Kuhnert P, Hächler H, Korczak BM. (2011) J Appl Microbiol 110:513-520.

Intervention strategies

Potential sources of Campylobacter infection on chicken farms: contamination and control of broiler-harvesting equipment, vehicles and personnel.
Ridley A, Morris V, Gittins J, Cawthraw S, Harris J, Edge S, Allen V. (2011) J Appl Microbiol 111:233-244.

Review: Campylobacter bacteriophages and bacteriophage therapy.
Connerton PL, Timms AR, Connerton IF. (2011) J Appl Microbiol 111:255-265.

Prevention of intestinal Campylobacter jejuni colonization in broilers by combinations of in-feed organic acids.
Skånseng B, Kaldhusdal M, Moen B, Gjevre AG, Johannessen GS, Sekelja M, Trosvik P, Rudi K. (2010) J Appl Microbiol. 109:1265-1273.

What happens in the human host

Induction of cytokine formation by human intestinal bacteria in gut epithelial cell lines.
Bahrami B, Macfarlane S, Macfarlane GT. (2011) J Appl Microbiol 110:353-363.

MLST clustering of Campylobacter jejuni isolates from patients with gastroenteritis, reactive arthritis and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Nielsen LN, Sheppard SK, McCarthy ND, Maiden MC, Ingmer H, Krogfelt KA. (2010) J Appl Microbiol 108:591-599.

Environmental load, survival and persistence

Occurrence of thermotolerant Campylobacter species in surface waters of a Mediterranean area and in its prevailing pollution sources.
Rodríguez S, Araujo R. J Appl Microbiol (2010) 109:1027-34.

Multi-locus sequence types of Campylobacter carried by flies and slugs acquired from local ruminant faeces.
Sproston EL, Ogden ID, MacRae M, Forbes KJ, Dallas JF, Sheppard SK, Cody A, Colles F, Wilson MJ, Strachan NJ. (2010 ) J Appl Microbiol 109:829-838.

High hydrostatic pressure resistance of Campylobacter jejuni after different sublethal stresses.
Sagarzazu N, Cebrián G, Condón S, Mackey B, Mañas P. (2010) J Appl Microbiol 109:146-155.

Antibiotic resistance

Repeated therapeutic dosing selects macrolide-resistant Campylobacter spp. in a turkey facility.
Logue CM, Danzeisen GT, Sherwood JS, Thorsness JL, Mercier BM, Axtman JE. (2010) J Appl Microbiol 109:1379-1388.

Selecting for development of fluoroquinolone resistance in a Campylobacter jejuni strain 81116 in chickens using various enrofloxacin treatment protocols.
Stapleton K, Cawthraw SA, Cooles SW, Coldham NG, La Ragione RM, Newell DG, Ridley AM. (2010) J Appl Microbiol 109:1132-1138.