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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 23 | Page No.: 1791-1795
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1791.1795
 
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Pathogens of Medical Importance Isolated from Phaenicia (Lucilia) sericata (Diptera:Calliphoridae) in Benin City, Nigeria

Felix Iruobe Aigbodion, Ikponmwosa Nathaniel Egbon and Adaobi Joy Obuseli

Abstract:
Adult flies of Phaenicia sericata were collected, from three different locations, using sweep net. Sterile vials were used in transferring collected specimens from the sweepnet to the laboratory for further analyses of the microbial content on their external body surfaces. Several bacteria were isolated from their external body surface. A prevalence within the neighborhood of 50% of all bacteria isolated, were Staphylococcus aureus and Lactobacillus species. Escherichia coli was an ubiquitous species across the three locations studied. Corynebacteria dipththeria, Klebsiella sp. and Corynebacteria sp. were the least abundant bacteria ‘isolates’ of relative abundance of 2.94% each. Aspergillus and Fusarium species were among the isolated fungal species. This study re-emphasizes the need for maintainance of high sanitary standards around human dwellings. The health implications of the isolated bacteria and fungi were discussed.
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Felix Iruobe Aigbodion, Ikponmwosa Nathaniel Egbon and Adaobi Joy Obuseli, 2013. Pathogens of Medical Importance Isolated from Phaenicia (Lucilia) sericata (Diptera:Calliphoridae) in Benin City, Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 1791-1795.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1791.1795

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2013.1791.1795

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