ISOLATION OF BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH SPOILED VEGETABLES SOLD IN SOME PARTS OF KANO CITY, NIGERIA

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ISOLATION OF BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH SPOILED VEGETABLES SOLD IN SOME PARTS OF KANO CITY, NIGERIA

Authors
  • Faisal Muhammad1
  • Uba, Danjuma
  • Md. Imdadul Haque
  • ABM ALauddin Chowdhury
  • Muhammad Yusha'u
  • Usman Aliyu Dutsinma
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Dental and Health Sciences
Publication Date
Oct 07, 2017
Source
MyScienceWork
License
Green

Abstract

The study was carried out to isolate the bacteria associated with spoiled vegetables sold in some parts of Kano city, Nigeria. Samples were collected from two different retail markets. Collected samples were processed by using Standard Plate Count and Coliform count. Eight samples of different vegetables were collected from two different retail markets, were tested for the quantitative and qualitative presence of coliforms and some pathogenic bacteria using standard plate count (SPC). Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas spp. were dominantly found in both retail market vegetable samples; these organisms were identified by using Morphological and Biochemical characters. Four bacteria belonging to different genera were identified. Escherichia coli (36.4%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (27.3%), Salmonella (9.1%), and Staphylococcus aureus (27.3%) from market A, on the other hand from market B five bacteria were identified Escherichia coli (28.6%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (28.6%), Salmonella (14.3%), Shigella (7.1%) and staphylococcus aureus (21.4%). Escherichia coli was the most frequently isolated followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The findings reveals that there was no significant difference (P>0.05) between number of isolates found in the markets (Market A&B).

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