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Survey of bacteria associated with abdominal flap of freshwater crab (Potamon ebonyicum) at Ebonyi River basin Nigeria
R Akpaniteaku *, B Eromonsele, B Joseph
Evangel University Akaeze Nigeri
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Ebonyi River basin of south east Nigeria is home to the freshwater crab Potamon ebonyicum, which are consumed indiscriminately by inhabitants and tourists. Bulk of the crab meat is obtained by crabbing. A preliminary survey of pathogenic bacteria associated with vulnerable morphological part of the crab species was carried out in the basin. Bacteria were isolated from abdominal flaps of the male and female crab. A total of 53 bacterial isolates consisting 4 bacteria species such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aereus and Aeromonas hydrophila were recorded. Percentage composition of each bacterial species was recorded in the reproductive features of the samples. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (72%) and Staphylococcus aereus (48%) were dominant among other bacterial species in the abdominal flaps of the male and female crab. Population of E. coli (4%) was significantly low and only recorded in the abdominal flap of the male crab. The results of the study showed clearly that the reproductive feature of freshwater crab was vulnerable to pathogenic microorganisms. The edible crabs from sampled site were contaminated with bacteria species which were considered by Centre for Food Safety as hazardous to human health. Investigation on sample from other area would enhance regulation on aquaculture, handling, processing and consumption of freshwater crab.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2019/05/14 | Accepted: 2019/07/6 | Published: 2019/07/27
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Comment sent by rupert on 2019/08/11
The dates " receives May 2019 and accepted July 2019 " as recently ammended in the abstract for the article in pages 35 to 41 of volume 6 issue 1 ( 7-2019) which I downloaded and printed out is still conflicting. Please save me from this embarrassment. Rescue the image of the journal please

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Akpaniteaku R, Eromonsele B, Joseph B. Survey of bacteria associated with abdominal flap of freshwater crab (Potamon ebonyicum) at Ebonyi River basin Nigeria . Survey in Fisheries Sciences. 2019; 6 (1) :35-41
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