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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 2772-2783

Microbiological Quality of Fish and Shellfish, With Special Reference to Vibrio arahaemolyticus in Domestic Markets of West Bengal, India
Chandraval Dutta1*, Sanjib Kumar Manna2, Ashis Kumar Panigrahi1 and
Chandan Sengupta3
1Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia-741235, West Bengal, India
2ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore–700 120, West Bengal, India
3Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia-741235, West Bengal, India
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We studied the microbiological quality and prevalence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in finfish and shellfish sold in the domestic markets of West Bengal, India following enrichment in alkaline peptone water and further plating on to thiosulfate citrate bile salt sucrose agar. Total plate count of bacteria in shrimp flesh with the exoskeleton, and finfish muscle with skin was also estimated which ranged from 20±1.12 x 105cfu/g to 73±1.12 x 105cfu/g, and from 0.2 ±0.18 x 105cfu/g to 1.2 ±0.43 x 105cfu/g, respectively. Prevalence of V. parahaemolyticus varied in different fish and shellfish species, with highest prevalence in Lutjanus sp (27.77%) and lowest in Setipinnaphasa (10%); the bacterium was not detected in Labeobata and Channastriata. The contamination rate was higher in shellfish like Penaeus monodon (42.85%) and P. indicus (40%).Contamination was higher during summer than in winter: an average of 20.85 % of finfish and shellfish were contaminated during winter, compared to contamination of 31.45% of samples during summer months. The study showed that although overall microbial load was within permissible limits, fish and shellfish were contaminated with V. parahaemolyticus raising food safety concern to the domestic consumers.

Keywords: Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Penaeus monodon, Setipinnaphasa

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Chandraval Dutta, Sanjib Kumar Manna, Ashis Kumar Panigrahi and Chandan Sengupta. 2018. Microbiological Quality of Fish and Shellfish, With Special Reference to Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Domestic Markets of West Bengal, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2772-2783. doi:
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