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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 425-427
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.425.427
 
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Microbiological Quality of Seafood in the Dardanelles, Turkey

Fatma Arik Colakoglu, Ozcan Ozen and Fikret Cakir

Abstract:
In this study, bacteriological analyses of fish (finfish and shellfish) quality between the landing point at wholesale fish market and seafood retail stores in Dardanelles region of Turkey were compared in 2004. Fish samples (N = 200) from the seafood retail store were found to be significantly (p<0.05; t-test) more contaminated than those of the wholesale fish market. Microbiological analysis showed that the total bacteria counts ranged between 1.0 x 102 and 3.9 x 105 cfu g-1 in the wholesale fish market and between 1.2 x 102 and 5.8 x 107 cfu g-1 in the retail seafood stores. Coliform bacteria counts ranged between<101 and .4 x 104 cfu g-1 in the wholesale fish market and between <101 and 3.2 x 105 cfu g-1 in the retail seafood stores. Fecal streptococci varied between <101 and 4.9 x 103 cfu g-1 in the wholesale fish market and between<101 and 3.2 x 105 cfu g-1 in the retail seafood stores. These results showed that fish sold at local retail seafood stores wereeither not stored in hygienic conditions or fish were contaminated during the transportation from the wholesale fish market to retail seafood stores.
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How to cite this article:

Fatma Arik Colakoglu, Ozcan Ozen and Fikret Cakir , 2006. Microbiological Quality of Seafood in the Dardanelles, Turkey. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 9: 425-427.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.425.427

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2006.425.427

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