Comparison of Real-Time PCR and Culture Methods for Detection of Campylobacter jejuni in Various Foods

다양한 식품에서 Campylobacter jejuni 검출을 위한 real-time PCR과 배지배양법의 비교검증

  • Chon, Jung-Whan (Department of Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Hyeon, Ji-Yeon (Department of Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Hwang, In-Gyun (Food Microbiology Division, Korea Food and Drug Administration) ;
  • Kwak, Hyo-Sun (Food Microbiology Division, Korea Food and Drug Administration) ;
  • Han, Jeong-A (Food Microbiology Division, Korea Food and Drug Administration) ;
  • Kim, Moo-Sang (Epidemiology Team, Seoul Metropolitan Government Research Institute of Public Health and Environment) ;
  • Kim, Jong-Hyun (Division of Enteric Bacterial Infections, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health) ;
  • Song, Kwang-Young (Department of Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Seo, Kun-Ho (Department of Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University)
  • 천정환 (건국대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 현지연 (건국대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 황인균 (식품의약품안전청 식품미생물팀) ;
  • 곽효선 (식품의약품안전청 식품미생물팀) ;
  • 한정아 (식품의약품안전청 식품미생물팀) ;
  • 김무상 (서울시 보건환경연구원 역학조사팀) ;
  • 김종현 (질병관리본부 장내세균과) ;
  • 송광영 (건국대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 서건호 (건국대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 2010.10.14
  • Accepted : 2010.11.22
  • Published : 2011.02.28


In this study, performances of culture methods using two selective media and real-time PCR were evaluated for detection of Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) in various food samples. Sausage, ground beef, and radish sprouts inoculated with C. jejuni were enriched in Hunt broth and then streaked onto modified cefoperazone charcoal deoxycholate agar and Preston agar, followed by incubation under microaerobic conditions. The enriched Hunt broth (1 mL) was used in real-time PCR assay. No statistical differences were observed in sensitivity among the two selective media and real-time PCR for sausage and ground beef. However, the number of positives by real-time PCR in radish sprouts was much higher than the two selective media (p<0.05). It appears that real-time PCR could be used as an effective screening tool to detect C. jejuni, particularly in foods with a high number of background microflora such as fresh vegetables.

본 연구에서는 두 종류의 선택배지를 활용한 배지배양법과 realtime PCR의 C. jejuni 검출능력을 비교하였다. 소시지, 쇠고기 분쇄육, 무순에 C. jejuni를 접종하고 Hunt broth로 증균배양 하였으며, mCCD agar와 Preston agar에 배양액을 획선도말하여 미호기적으로 배양하였다. 동시에 증균배양액에서 1 mL을 채취하여 realtime PCR을 실시하였다. 실험결과, real-time PCR은 쇠고기 분쇄육과 소세지에서 두 가지 선택배지와 비교하여 동일한 검출력을 보였으나 무순에서는 훨씬 더 많은 양성을 검출하였다(p<0.05). 두 배지간의 비교에서는 Preston agar와 mCCD agar는 통계학적 유의차가 없는 민감도를 보였다(p>0.05). 결론적으로 real-time PCR은 표준검출법인 배지배양법과 비교하여 동등하거나 우수한 민감도를 지닌 신속검출기법인 것으로 사료되며, 배지배양법에 앞서 선별검사로 사용할 경우 시간, 비용, 노동력 절감에 있어서 매우 유효한 방법이 될 것으로 판단된다.


Supported by : 농촌진흥청


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