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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2010  |  Volume: 13  |  Issue: 6  |  Page No.: 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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