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