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Research Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 8  |  Page No.: 930 - 933

Investigating the Presence of Staphylococcus aureus and Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CNS) in Some Leafy Green Vegetables

M.E. Erkan, A. Vural and T. Ozekinci    

Abstract: A total of 106 samples including parsley, lettuce, cress, watercress, mint and dill were analyzed for Staphylococcus aureus and Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CNS). According to microbiological analyses, Staphylococcus aureus and the CNS were found in 8 (7.55%) and 48 (45.28%) samples, respectively. The CNS were identified as S. epidermidis 10 (9.43%), S. arlettae 9 (8.49%), S. xylosus 8 (7.55%), S. sciuri 6 (5.66%), S. simulans 4 (3.77%), S. lentus 3 (2.83%), S. equorum 3 (2.83%), S. warneri 3 (2.83%), S. saprophyticus 1 (0.94%) and S. haemolyticus 1 (0.94%).

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