The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh 54(2), 2002, 89-94

FIELD REPORT:
MICROFLORA ON THE SKIN OF EUROPEAN EEL (ANGUILLA ANGUILLA L.,1758)
SAMPLED FROM CREEK YUVARLAKÇAY, TURKEY


Aysel Ugur*, Fevzi Yilmaz, Nurettin Sahin

Mugla University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, TR-48187 Kötekli, Mugla, Turkey


(Received 30.12.01, Accepted 11.2.02)

Key words: Anguilla anguilla, European eel, microflora, skin, Turkey

Abstract

Bacterial skin microflora of eel obtained from Mugla (Turkey) province were studied. The aerobic bacteria associated with skin and slime were estimated using the dilution plate technique. The dominant bacterial species were Pseudomonas spp.(17.23%), Acinetobacter baumannii (15.51%) and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (12.05%). A lower frequency of Gram-positive bacteria (18.93%) was found in samples.

*Corresponding author. Tel: 90-252-223-8002 ,fax: 90-252-223-8656, e-mail: augur@mu.edu.tr

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