Centro di Referenza Nazionale (CRN) per l’Antibioticoresistenza

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana M. Aleandri
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana M. Aleandri

List of Scientific Papers

  1. Carfora V, Alba P, Leekitcharoenphon P, Ballarò D, Cordaro G, Di Matteo P, Donati V,Ianzano A, Iurescia M, Stravino F, Tagliaferri T, Battisti A and Franco A (2018). Colistin Resistance Mediated
    by mcr-1 in ESBL-Producing, Multidrug Resistant Salmonella Infantis in Broiler Chicken Industry, Italy (2016–2017). Front. Microbiol. 9:1880. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01880
  2.  Munk P, Knudsen BE, Lukjacenko O, Duarte ASR, Van Gompel L, Luiken REC, Smit LAM, Schmitt H, Garcia AD, Hansen RB, Petersen TN, Bossers A, Ruppé E; EFFORT group (Graveland H, van Essen A, Gonzalez-Zorn B, Moyano G, Sanders P, Chauvin C, David J, Battisti A, Caprioli A, Dewulf J, Blaha T, Wadepohl K, Brandt M, Wasyl D, Skarzyńska M, Zajac M, Daskalov H, Saatkamp HW, Stärk KDC), Lund O, Hald T, Pamp SJ, Vigre H, Heederik D, Wagenaar JA, Mevius D, Aarestrup FM. Abundance and diversity of the faecal resistome in slaughter pigs and broilers in nine European countries. Nat Microbiol. 2018 Aug;3(8):898-908. doi: 10.1038/s41564-018-0192-9. Epub 2018 Jul 23.
  3. Rene S. Hendriksen, Susanne Karlsmose Pedersen, Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Burkhard Malorny, Maria Borowiak, Antonio Battisti, Alessia Franco, Patricia Alba, Virginia Carfora, Antonia Ricci, Eleonora Mastrorilli, Carmen Losasso, Alessandra Longo, Sara Petrin, Lisa Barco, Tomasz Wołkowicz, Rafał Gierczyński, Katarzyna Zacharczuk, Natalia Wolaniuk, Dariusz Wasyl, Magdalena Zajac, Kinga Wieczorek, Katarzyna Pόłtorak, Liljana Petrovska‐Holmes, Rob Davies, Yue Tang, Kathie Grant, Anthony Underwood, Timothy Dallman, Anaïs Painset, Hassan Hartman, Ali Al‐Shabib, Lauren Cowley. Final report of ENGAGE ‐ Establishing Next Generation sequencing Ability for Genomic analysis in Europe. EFSA Supporting publication 2018:EN-1431 APPROVED: 8 June 2018. https://doi.org/10.2903/sp.efsa.2018.EN-1431
  4. Janowicz A, De Massis F, Ancora M, Cammà C, Patavino C, Battisti A, Prior K, Harmsen D, Scholz H, Zilli K, Sacchini L, Di Giannatale E, Garofolo G. Core Genome Multi Locus Sequence Typing and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Analyses in the Epidemiology of Brucella melitensis Infections. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jun 20. pii: JCM.00517-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00517-18. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Di Domenico M, Curini V, Di Lollo V, Massimini M, Di Gialleonardo L, Franco A, Caprioli A, Battisti A, Cammà C. Genetic diversity of Coxiella burnetii in domestic ruminants in central Italy. BMC Vet Res. 2018 May 29;14(1):171. doi: 10.1186/s12917-018-1499-8.
  6. Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Cristina Garcia-Graells, Nadine Botteldoorn, Katelijne Dierick, Isabelle Kempf, Satu Olkkola, Mirko Rossi, Suvi Nykäsenoja, Burkhard Malorny, Kerstin Stingl, Antonio Battisti, Alessia Franco, Joël Mossong, Kees Veldman, Dik Mevius, Dariusz Wasyl, Kinga Wieczorek, Jacek Osek, Lurdes Clemente, Angela Lacatus, Isabela Nicorescu, Monserrat Agüero García, Cristina De Frutos Escobar, Manuel Duran Ferrer, María Ugarte-Ruiz, Muna F Anjum, Christopher Teale, Joakim Ågren, Rene S. Hendriksen, Frank M. Aarestrup. Comparative genomics of quinolone-resistant and susceptible Campylobacter jejuni of poultry origin from major poultry producing European countries (GENCAMP). EFSA Supporting publication 2018:EN-1398. Approved: 12 March 2018. doi:10.2903/sp.efsa.2018.EN-1398
  7. Alba P, Leekitcharoenphon P, Franco A, Feltrin F, Ianzano A, Caprioli A, Stravino F, Hendriksen RS, Bortolaia V and Battisti A. Molecular epidemiology of mcr-encoded colistin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae from food-producing animals in Italy revealed through the EU harmonized antimicrobial resistance monitoring. Front Microbiol. 2018; June: Volume 9, Article 1217. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.01217
  8. Rebelo AR, Bortolaia V, Kjeldgaard JS, Pedersen SK, Leekitcharoenphon P, Hansen IM, Guerra B, Malorny B, Borowiak M, Hammerl JA, Battisti A, Franco A, Alba P, Perrin-Guyomard A, Granier SA, De Frutos Escobar C, Malhotra-Kumar S, Villa L, Carattoli A, Hendriksen RS. Multiplex PCR for detection of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance determinants, mcr-1, mcr-2, mcr-3, mcr-4 and mcr-5 for surveillance purposes. Euro Surveill. 2018, Feb;23(6). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.6.17-00672.
  9. Carfora V., Scarampella F., Iurescia M., Donati V., Stravino F., Lorenzetti S., Menichini E., Franco A., Caprioli A., Battisti A. Non-toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans sequence types 325 and 339 isolated from two dogs with ulcerative lesions in Italy. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2018  Mar 1:1040638718764786. doi: 10.1177/1040638718764786. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Giacinti G, Carfora V, Caprioli A, Sagrafoli D, Marri N, Giangolini G, Amoruso, R, Iurescia M, Stravino F, Dottarelli S, Feltrin F, Franco A, Amatiste S,, Battisti A. Prevalence and characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying mecA or mecC and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in dairy sheep farms in central Italy. J Dairy Sci. 2017, 100(10):7857-7863. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-12940. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
  11. Locatelli C, Cremonesi P, Caprioli A, Carfora V, Ianzano A, Barberio A, Morandi S, Casula A, Castiglioni B, Bronzo V, Moroni P. Occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in dairy cattle herds, related swine farms, and humans in contact with herds. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Jan;100(1):608-619. doi: 10.3168/jds.2016-11797.
  12. Pimentel de Araujo F, Tinelli M, Battisti A, Ercoli A, Anesi A, Pantosti A,Monaco M. An outbreak of skin infections in neonates due to a Staphylococcus aureus strain producing the exfoliative toxin A. Infection. 2017 Nov 6. doi:10.1007/s15010-017-1084-2.
  13. Carfora V, Noris G, Caprioli A, Iurescia M, Stravino F, Franco A. Evidence of a Prototheca Zopfii Genotype 2 Disseminated Infection in a Dog with Cutaneous Lesions. Mycopathologia. 2017 Jun;182(5-6):603-608. doi: 10.1007/s11046-016-0108-2. Epub 2016 Dec 26.
  14. Alba P, Caprioli A, Cocumelli C, Ianzano A, Donati V, Scholl F, Sorbara L, Terracciano G, Fichi G, Di Nocera F, Franco A, Battisti A. A New Multilocus Sequence Typing Scheme and Its Application for the Characterization of Photobacterium damselae subsp. damselae Associated with Mortality in Cetaceans. Front Microbiol. 2016 Oct 21;7:1656.
  15. Argudín MA, Lauzat B, Kraushaar B, Alba P, Agerso Y, Cavaco L, Butaye P, Porrero MC, Battisti A, Tenhagen BA, Fetsch A, Guerra B. Heavy metal and disinfectant resistance genes among livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates. Vet Microbiol. 2016 Aug 15;191:88-95. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2016.06.004.
  16. Carfora V, Caprioli A, Grossi I, Pepe M, Alba P, Lorenzetti S, Amoruso R,Sorbara L, Franco A, Battisti A. A methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Sequence Type 8, spa type t11469 causing infection and colonizing horses in Italy. Pathog Dis. 2016 Jun;74(4).
  17. Carfora V, Giacinti G, Sagrafoli D, Marri N, Giangolini G, Alba P, Feltrin F, Sorbara L, Amoruso R, Caprioli A, Amatiste S, Battisti A. Methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in dairy sheep and in-contact humans: An intra-farm study. J Dairy Sci. 2016 Jun;99(6):4251-8.35.
  18. Cortimiglia C, Luini M, Bianchini V, Marzagalli L, Vezzoli F, Avisani D, Bertoletti M, Ianzano A, Franco A, Battisti A. Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and of methicillin-resistant S. aureus clonal complexes in bulk tank milk from dairy cattle herds in Lombardy Region (Northern Italy). Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Oct;144(14):3046-3051.
  19. Larsen J, Stegger M, Andersen PS, Petersen A, Larsen AR, Westh H, Agersø Y, Fetsch A, Kraushaar B, Käsbohrer A, Feβler AT, Schwarz S, Cuny C, Witte W, Butaye P, Denis O, Haenni M, Madec JY, Jouy E, Laurent F, Battisti A, Franco A, Alba P, Mammina C, Pantosti A, Monaco M, Wagenaar JA, de Boer E, van Duijkeren E, Heck M, Domínguez L, Torres C, Zarazaga M, Price LB, Skov RL. Evidence for Human, Adaptation and Foodborne Transmission of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Nov, 15;63(10):1349-1352.
  20. Alba P, Feltrin F, Cordaro G, Porrero MC, Kraushaar B, Argudín MA, Nykäsenoja S, Monaco M, Stegger M, Aarestrup FM, Butaye P, Franco A, Battisti A. 2015. Livestock-associated methicillin resistant and methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Sequence Type (CC)1 in European farmed animals: high genetic relatedness of isolates from Italian cattle herds and humans. PloS One 10(8):e0137143. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone0137143.
  21. Barlozzari G, Franco A, Macrì G, Lorenzetti S, Maggiori F, Dottarelli S, Maurelli M, Di Giannatale E, Tittarelli M, Battisti A, Gamberale F. First report of Brucella suis biovar 2 in a semi free-range pig farm, Italy. Vet Ital. 2015 Apr-Jun;51(2):151-4. doi: 10.12834/VetIt.50.3384.1.
  22. Carfora V, Caprioli A, Marrri N, Sagrafoli D, Borselli C, Giacinti G, Giangolini G, Sorbara L., Dottarelli S.,Battisti A, Amatiste S. 2015. Enterotoxin genes, enterotoxin production, and methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from milk and dairy products in Central Italy. International Dairy Journal 11/2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2014.10.009.
  23. Cortimiglia C, Bianchini V, Franco A, Caprioli A, Battisti A, Colombo L, Stradiotto K, Vezzoli F, Luini M., 2015. Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus in bulk tank milk from dairy goat farms in Northern Italy. J Dairy Sci. 2015 Apr;98(4):2307-11. doi:10.3168/jds.2014-8923. Epub 2015 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 25648812.
  24. Feltrin F, Alba P, Kraushaar B, Ianzano A, Argudín MA, Di Matteo P, Porrero, MC, Aarestrup FM, Butaye P, Franco A, Battisti A., 2015. A livestock-associated, multidrug-resistant, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clonal Complex 97 lineage spreading in dairy cattle and pigs in Italy. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Nov 20. pii: AEM.02854-15. [Epub ahead of print].
  25. Franco A, Leekitcharoenphon P, Feltrin F, Alba P, Cordaro G, Iurescia M, Tolli R, D’Incau M, Staffolani M, Di Giannatale E, Hendriksen RS, Battisti A. Emergence of a Clonal Lineage of Multidrug-Resistant ESBL-Producing Salmonella Infantis Transmitted from Broilers and Broiler Meat to Humans in Italy between 2011 and 2014. PloSone 2015 Dec 30;10(12):e0144802. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144802. eCollection 2015.
  26. Savini V, Gherardi G, Marrollo R, Franco A, Pimentel De Araujo F, Dottarelli S, Fazii P, Battisti A, Carretto E. Could β-hemolytic, group B Enterococcus faecalis be mistaken for Streptococcus agalactiae? Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 30. pii: S0732-8893(14)00515-X. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2014.12.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25766004.
  27. Savini V, Franco A, Gherardi G, Marrollo R, Argentieri AV, de Aurajo FP, Amoruso R, Battisti A, Fazii P, Carretto E., 2014. Beta-Hemolytic, Multi-Lancefield Antigen-Agglutinating Enterococcus durans from a Pregnant Woman, Mimicking Streptococcus agalactiae. J Clin Microbiol. 52:2181-2182. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00296-14. Epub 2014 Mar 26.
  28. Donati V, Feltrin F, Hendriksen RS, Aaby Svendsen C, Cordaro G, García-Fernández A, Lorenzetti S, Lorenzetti R, Battisti A, Franco A. Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases, AmpC Beta-Lactamases and Plasmid Mediated Quinolone Resistance in Klebsiella spp. from Companion Animals in Italy. PLoS ONE 01/2014; 9(3):e90564
  29. Luzzago C, Locatelli C, Franco A, Scaccabarozzi L, Gualdi V, Viganò R, Sironi R, Besozzi M, Castiglioni B, Lanfranchi P, Cremonesi P, Battisti A., 2014. Clonal diversity, virulence-associated genes and antimicrobial resistance profile of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from nasal cavities and soft tissue infections in wild ruminants in Italian Alps. Vet Microbiol. 14;170):157-61. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.01.016. Epub 2014 Feb 3.
  30. Haenni M, Châtre P, Keck N, Franco A, Battisti A, Madec JY, 2013. Hospital-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in a French veterinary hospital.
  31. Guardabassi L., Larsen J., Weese J.S., Butaye P., Battisti A. ,Kluytmans J. Lloyd D.H.,Skov R.L., 2013. Public health impact and antimicrobial selection of meticillin-resistant staphylococci in animals. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 1: 55–62, 2013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213716513000404.
  32. Alba P., Terracciano G., Franco A., Lorenzetti S., Cocumelli C,, Fichi G., Eleni C., Zygmunt M S, Cloeckaert A, and Battisti A. The presence of Brucella ceti ST26 in a striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) with meningoencephalitis from the Mediterranean Sea. Veterinary Microbiology, doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.01.023.
  33. Casalone C., Mazzariol S., Pautasso A., Di Guardo G., Di Nocera F., Lucifora G., Ligios C., Franco A., Fichi G., Cocumelli C., Cersini A., Guercio A., Puleio R., Goria M., Podestà M., Marsili L., Pavan G., Pintore A., De Carlo E., Eleni C., Caracappa S., 2014. Cetacean strandings in Italy: an unusual mortality event along the Tyrrhenian Sea coast in 2013. Dis Aquat Org 109: 81
  34. Garcia-Migura L, Sunde M, Karlsmose S, Veldman K, Schroeter A, Guerra B, Granier SA, Perrin-Guyomard A, Gicquel-Bruneau M, Franco A, Englund S, Teale C, Heiska H, Clemente L, Boerlin P, Moreno MA, Daignault D, Mevius D, Hendriksen RS, Aarestrup FM.Establishing streptomycin epidemiological cut-off values for Salmonella and Escherichia coli. Microb Drug Resist. 2012 Feb;18(1):88-93. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2011.0064. Epub 2011 Jul 12.
  35. Merialdi G, Galletti E, Guazzetti S, Rosignoli C, Alborali G, Battisti A, Franco A, Bonilauri P, Rugna G, Martelli P., 2012. Environmental methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination in pig herds in relation to the productive phase and application of cleaning and disinfection. Res Vet Sci. 2012 Nov 17. pii: S0034-5288(12)00323-2. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2012.10.020. [Epub ahead of print].
  36. Weese JS, Faires MC, Frank LA, Reynolds LM, Battisti A, 2012. Factors associated with methicillin-resistant versus methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus pseudintermedius infection in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Jun 15;240(12):1450-5.
  37. Price LB, Stegger M, Hasman H, Aziz M, Larsen J, Andersen PS, Pearson T, Waters AE, Foster JT, Schupp J, Gillece J, Driebe E, Liu CM, Springer B, Zdovc I, Battisti A, Franco A, Zmudzki J, Schwarz S, Butaye P, Jouy E, Pomba C, Porrero MC, Ruimy R, Smith TC, Robinson DA, Weese JS, Arriola CS, Yu F, Laurent F, Keim P, Skov R, Aarestrup FM. Staphylococcus aureus CC398: host adaptation and emergence of methicillin resistance in livestock. MBio. 2012 Feb 21;3(1). pii: e00305-11. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00305-11. Print 2012.
  38. Franco A., Hendriksen R. S., Lorenzetti S., Onorati R., Gentile G., Dell’Omo G., Aarestrup F. M., Battisti A, 2011. Characterization of Salmonella occurring at high prevalence in a population of the land iguana Conolophus subcristatus in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23147. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023147.
  39. Franco A, Hasman H, Iurescia M, Lorenzetti R, Stegger M, Pantosti A, Feltrin F, Ianzano A, Porrero MC, Liapi M, Battisti A. Molecular characterization of spa type t127, sequence type 1 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from pigs. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Jun;66(6):1231-5. Epub 2011 Mar 29.
  40. Veldman K, Cavaco LM, Mevius D, Battisti A, Franco A, Botteldoorn N, Bruneau M, Perrin-Guyomard A, Cerny T, De Frutos Escobar C, Guerra B, Schroeter A, Gutierrez M, Hopkins K, Myllyniemi AL, Sunde M, Wasyl D, Aarestrup FM., 2011. International collaborative study on the occurrence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance in Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli isolated from animals, humans, food and the environment in 13 European countries. J Antimicrob Chemother. Jun;66(6):1278-86. Epub 2011 Mar 9.
  41. Kadlec K, Schwarz S, Perreten V, Andersson UG, Finn M, Greko C, Moodley A, Kania SA, Frank LA, Bemis DA, Franco A, Iurescia M, Battisti A, Duim B, Wagenaar JA, van Duijkeren E, Weese JS, Fitzgerald JR, Rossano A, Guardabassi L., 2010. Molecular analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius of feline origin from different European countries and North America. J Antimicrob Chemother, 65: 1826-1828. Epub 2010 Jun 9.
  42. Perreten V, Kadlec K, Schwarz S, Grönlund Andersson U, Finn M, Greko C, Moodley A, Kania SA, Frank LA, Bemis DA, Franco A, Iurescia M, Battisti A, Duim B, Wagenaar JA, van Duijkeren E, Weese JS, Fitzgerald JR, Rossano A, Guardabassi L., 2010. Clonal spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in Europe and North America: an international multicentre study. J Antimicrob Chemother., 65:1145-1154. Epub 2010 Mar 25.
  43. Battisti A., Franco A., Merialdi G., Hasman H., Iurescia M, Lorenzetti R., Feltrin F., Zini M., Aarestrup F. M., 2010. Heterogeneity among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Italian pig finishing holdings. Veterinary Microbiology, 142:361-366. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.10.008.
  44. Franco A., Donati V., Troiano P., Lorenzetti R., Zini M., Autorino G. L., Petrella A., Maggi A., and Battisti A., 2009. Taylorella asinigenitalis: first detection in donkey jacks from Italy. The Veterinary Record, 165: 540-541.
  45. Pan A., Battisti A., Zoncada A., Bernieri F., Boldini M. , Franco A., Giorgi M., Iurescia M., Lorenzotti S., Martinotti M., Monaci M. , Pantosti A., 2009. Community-acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 Infection, Italy. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15: 845–847.
  46. Bannoehr J, Franco A, Iurescia M, Battisti A, Fitzgerald JR., 2008. Molecular diagnostic identification of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius. J Clin Microbiol. 47: 469-71. [2008 Dec 17, Epub ahead of print].
  47. European Food Safety Authority—Working Group on Developing Harmonised Schemes for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Agents*, and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA (*Battisti A. et al.), 2008. Harmonised monitoring of antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates from food animals in the European Union. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 14: 522 – 533
  48. Franco A., Lovari S., Cordaro G., Di Matteo P., Sorbara L., Iurescia M., Donati V., Buccella C., Battisti A. . Prevalence and concentration of Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 in adult sheep at slaughter from Italy. Zoonoses and Public Health, Epub 2008 Nov. 1
  49. Hendriksen RS, Mevius DJ, Schroeter A, Teale C, Meunier D, Butaye P, Franco A, Utinane A, Amado A, Moreno M, Greko C, Stärk K, Berghold C, Myllyniemi AL, Wasyl D, Sunde M, Aarestrup FM. Prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among bacterial pathogens isolated from cattle in different European countries: 2002-2004. Acta Vet Scand. 2008 Jul 8;50:28.
  50. Hendriksen RS, Mevius DJ, Schroeter A, Teale C, Jouy E, Butaye P, Franco A, Utinane A, Amado A, Moreno M, Greko C, Stärk KD, Berghold C, Myllyniemi AL, Hoszowski A, Sunde M, Aarestrup FM. Occurrence of antimicrobial resistance among bacterial pathogens and indicator bacteria in pigs in different European countries from year 2002 – 2004: the ARBAO-II study. Acta Vet Scand. 2008 Jun 13;50:19
  51. Fortini D., Ciammaruconi A, De Santis R., Fasanella A., Battisti A., D’Amelio R.,Lista F., Cassone A., and Carattoli A., 2007. Optimization of High-Resolution Melting Analysis for Low-Cost and Rapid Screening of Allelic Variants of Bacillus anthracis by Multiple-Locus Variable-Number Tandem Repeat Analysis Clin. Chem., 53: 1377 – 1380.
  52. Battisti A., Lovari S., Franco A., Di Egidio A. Cordaro G., Di Matteo P., Sorbara L., Tozzoli R., Caprioli A. and Morabito S. Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157 in lambs at slaughter in Rome, Central Italy, Epidemiology and Infection, 2006 134:415-9.
  53. Carattoli A., Lovari S., Franco A., Cordaro G., Di Matteo P., and Battisti A. Occurrence of extended-spectrum b-lactamases in Escherichia coli isolated from dogs, and cats, Rome, Italy (2001-2003), Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, February 2005, 833-835.
  54. Busani L., Graziani C., Franco A., Di Egidio A.,. Binkin N, and Battisti A. Survey of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) of Italian Beef and Dairy Cattle Veterinarians Concerning the use of Antibiotics. The Veterinary Record, 155:733-738, 4 December 2004.
  55. Busani L., Graziani C, Battisti A., Franco A., Ricci A., Vio D., Digiannatale E., Paterlini F., D’Incau M., Owczarek S., Caprioli A., and Luzzi I. Antibiotic resistance in Salmonella enterica serotypes Typhimurium, Enteritidis and Infantis from human infections, foodstuffs and farm animals in Italy. Epidemiology and Infection, 2004 Apr;132(2):245-51.
  56. Battisti A, Di Guardo G, Agrimi U, Bozzano AI, 1998. Embryonic and neonatal mortality from salmonellosis in captive bred raptors. J Wildl Dis. 1998 Jan;34(1):64-72.