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Screening of Vibrio sp., a Potential Pathogen in Marketed Sea Foods  

K. CHAIRMAN
PG. Department of Microbiology, Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, 627 412, India
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Molecular Pathogens, 2014, Vol. 5, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/mp.2014.05.0001
Received: 21 Feb., 2014    Accepted: 22 Apr., 2014    Published: 16 May, 2014
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Banupriya et al., 2014, Screening of Vibrio sp., a Potential Pathogen in Marketed Sea Foods, Molecular Pathogens, Vol.5, No.1 1-8 (doi: 10.5376/mp.2014.05.0001)

Abstract

The Genus Vibrio includes more than 85 species mostly in marine and natural habitats of sea water and the species is broadly distributed throughout the world.  This report encompasses the incidence of human pathogenic Vibrio sp., in marketed marine fishes in contribute to the onset of sporadic and epidemic outbreaks of diarrheal disease in human.  The following aspects were covered during the present investigation.  Isolation of Vibrio sp., from marketed marine fishes collected from fish market of Tuticorin. Antibiotic resistant pattern  and haemolytic activity of Vibrio sp.,  were analysed.  Out of 72 strains recovered, five species of Vibrio sp.,  was detected based on basic microbiological and biochemical tests in four types of fishes namely; Among the five species of Vibrio sp.,Vibrio parahaemolyticus  (36.36%), Vibrio vulnificus  (25%), Vibrio mimicus and V.alginolytics (16.66%) and , Vibrio cholare (8.33) were present.  All types of fish pathogens were seen in the marketed fishes tested.  Antibiotic resistant pattern was studied against  23 antibiotics of different types. An excellent haemolytic activity was noted in all the strains of V.parahaemolyticus. The result of the present study insists the need of following effective disease managerial measures at varied level especially at market. 

Keywords
Marketed fishes; Pathogenic Organisms; V. Parahaemolyticus; V. Cholerae; V. mimicus; V. vulnificus; V. alginolyticus; Antibioitic resistant
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