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OCCURRENCE OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS IN ROHU, LABEO ROHITA, COLLECTED FROM PATNA FISH MARKET

Article Id: ARCC3469 | Page : 56 - 58
Citation :- OCCURRENCE OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS IN ROHU, LABEO ROHITA, COLLECTED FROM PATNA FISH MARKET.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2001.(35):56 - 58
Sapna Kumari, B.N. Prasad, Gita Kumari, G.S. Modi, A. Quasim and Basant K. Sinha
Address : Department of Veterinary Public Health, . Bihar Veterinary College, Patna-800014, India.

Abstract

Altogether 80 samples, 40 gills and 40 intestines from 40 Rohu fishes were collected from different fish markets of Patna for isolation of staphylococci. The samples were inoculated first in nutrient broth and subculture was made on blood agar and Baired & Parker agar plates and incubated at 37°C for 24 hrs. Typical shiny black colonies with narrow white margin surrounded by a zone of clearing were procured and subjected to coagulase test. Gills and intestines revealed Staphylococci spp. in the percentage of 62.50 and 50.00 with an overall prevalence of 56.25 per cent. Out of these, Staph. aureus (coagulase positive) was obtained from gills (27.50%) and intestines (20.00%). Public health significance of this organism has been discussed.

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