Prevalence and molecular-basis of fluoroquinolone resistance of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica field isolates
Nowadays fluoroquinolones are used in human and veterinary medicine. In the last decade Salmonella isolates with reduced susceptibility to quinolones have been isolated with increasing prevalence. Among these isolates high-level resistant strains were detected. The present study aimed at investigating Salmonella field isolates (n=56) with reduced quinolone susceptibility with respect to comparative susceptibilities to various fluoroquinolones used in human and veterinary medicine and the genetic basis of quinolone resistance.