Bacterial flora of the gut of the African snakehead, Channa obscura (Pisces: Channidae)

Kori-Siakpere, O. and Evbakhare, C.I. (1993) Bacterial flora of the gut of the African snakehead, Channa obscura (Pisces: Channidae). In: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 16-20 November 1992 ,Abeokuta, Nigeria, pp. 138-146.

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Abstract

A qualitative and quantitative investigation of the bacterial flora of the gut of the African snakehead, Channa obscura was undertaken. The types of bacteria isolated from the different parts of the gut of C. obscura include Pseudomonas, Streptococcus, Citrobacter and Proteus. The coliform (Escherichia coli, Enterobacter) and some other Enterobacteriaceae such as Salmonella were also present. The stomach and intestine were found to have a preponderance of Pseudomonas and Vibrio species. Klebsiella sp. and Bacillus sp. (only in the pyloric caeca) were also isolated. On the whole, the correlation coefficients of the two incubation temperatures showed a high statistical significance. Thus the bacterial load of the gut of C. obscura has been shown as a function of temperature

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Bacterial flora of the gut of the African snakehead, Channa obscura (Pisces: Channidae)
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Kori-Siakpere, O.
Evbakhare, C.I.
Page Range: pp. 138-146
Date: 1993
Event Title: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Event Dates: 16-20 November 1992
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; digestive system; intestines; microorganisms; stomach; temperature effects; Channa obscura; Citrobacter; Enterobacter; Escherichia coli; Proteus; Pseudomonas; Salmonella; Streptococcus; Vibrio
Subjects: Fisheries
Biology
Item ID: 3502
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2010 06:54
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:17
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3502

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