Identification of Gut Microflora from Green Mussel (Perna viridis)

Gayathri, V and Ganga Baheerathi, C and Revathi, K and Sethi, S N (2011) Identification of Gut Microflora from Green Mussel (Perna viridis). In: International Conference on Implications of Biotechnology on Biodiversity and Its Conservation, January 27 & 28, 2011, Chennai.


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    The main source of Bacterial contamination of Estuary waters are domestic waste water and sewage discharge. In this present investigation, Green Mussels were collected from three different stations of Chennai Coast - Ennore, Royapuram and Muttukadu. The mussels were degutted and bacteria were isolated using selective and non-selective agar medium and further confirmed by biochemical tests. The organisms were ident illed to generic or group level according to Bergey's manual of systematic Bacteriology. Different group of fecal coli forms and Vibrio spp. have been isolated. Escherichia coli, Vibrio alginolyticus, V. parahaemolyticus and V. harveyi were the dominant species. Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a facultative pathogen widely complicated in outbreaks of gastroenteritis related to the consumption of improperly processed seafood was present in the gut of Green Mussels.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Identification; Gut Microflora; Green Mussel; Perna viridis
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 08:44
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:50

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