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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 293-297
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2010.293.297
Bacteria Associated with Wild Mud Crab (Scylla serrata) from Setiu Wetland, Malaysia with Emphasis on Antibiotic Resistances
M. Najiah, M. Nadirah, I. Sakri and F. Shaharom-Harrison

Abstract:
A study was carried out to investigate the presence of bacteria flora in wild mud crab (Scylla serrata) from Setiu Wetland as well as their antibiotic resistances. A total of 91 bacterial isolates consisting of 12 bacterial species were successfully isolated from mud crab. Oxolinic acid was found to be effective against all the bacterial isolates whilst the highest percentage of antibiotic resistance was shown by lincomycin (94.5%) followed by ampicillin (90.1%), amoxicillin (86.8%) and oleandomycin (78.0%). The study is very useful to evaluate the safety of mud crab for human consumption based on wild mudcrab-associated bacteria as well as their antibiotic resistances.
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COMMENTS
20 August, 2010
Josephine Dorin Misieng:
Are the specimens Scylla serrata? Were they correctly identified according to Keenan's findings? These mud crabs could be S. olivacea or S. tranquebarica. Is there any statistical analysis done in this study? Apart from the species identification and statistical analyses, the main objective and findings of the research are very good and useful. Good work.
 
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