MICROORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH PALM WEEVIL LARVAE (RHYNCHOPHORUS PHOENICIS)

Article Id: ARCC5483
Citation :- MICROORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH PALM WEEVIL LARVAE (RHYNCHOPHORUS PHOENICIS).Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2002.(21)
Wachukwu C.K.1,*, Thomas C.N.2, Kigigha L.T.1
Address : 1 Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Npkolu-Oroworukwo, P. M. B 5080. Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Abstract

Fresh as well as fried Palm weevil (Rhynehophorus Phoenicis) lervae collected from port Harcourt metropolis in River State, Nigeria were analysed for associated microrganisms. These were found to belong to four bacterial genera-Bacillus, Staphyioeoceus, Serratia and Enterobacter. However, Spp of Bacillus and Staphyiocoecus which were predominant and most actwely involved organisms probably due to unhygenic handling, could be toxic and health hazord.

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