Bacteriological Analysis Of Dried Crayfish And Stock Fish In Ozoro Market

Orogu J.O.* Aphair, A.E. Oghonyon
2018 Zenodo  
Bacteriological analysis of dried Crayfish and stock fish sold in Ozoro market was carried out to evaluate the bacteriological quality of stockfish and dried crayfish and also provide some relevant information on the microflora of the species commonly found in dried crayfish and stockfish. Samples were collected from three different markets and were labeled as sample A and B for crayfish and stockfish respectively. A total of six (6) bacterial isolates were obtained, Bacillus subtilis, Vibrio
more » ... ecies, Escherichia coli, Mycobacterium species, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The total heterotrophic count ranged from 2.4 x 104 cfu/ml to 7.2 x 104 cfu/ml. The occurrence of the bacterial isolate ranged from 11.11% to 22.22% of which E. coli, Staphylococcous aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa appears as the lowest while Bacillus subtilis, Vibrio species and Mycobacterium species was the most predominating isolate. The presence of these isolated bacteria could be due to contamination of the sample due to unhygienic environment in which the stock fish and crayfish were stored, displayed, and sold. Key Words: Bacteriological, Analysis, Dried, Crayfish, Stock Fish, Market
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1291083 fatcat:cqjiiwymonhpdiwpwnwl7i2xgy