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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2017, Vol 17, Num, 6     (Pages: 1309-1312)

Incidence of Aeromonas hydrophila and Plesiomonas shigelloides in Seafoods

Beren Basaran Kahraman 1 ,Emek Dumen 2 ,Ghassan Issa 3 ,Tolga Kahraman 2 ,Serkan Ikiz 1

1 Istanbul University, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Avcılar, 34320, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Istanbul University, Department of Food Hygiene and Technology, Faculty of Veterinary, Medicine, Avcılar, 34320, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Avrupa Vocational School, Culinary Program, Zeytinburnu, 34020, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v17_6_24 Viewed : 361 - Downloaded : 285 The present study was conducted to investigate the incidence of the pathogens Aeromonas hydrophila and Plesiomonas shigelloides in 700 seafoods (400 raw fish, 100 raw shrimps and 200 raw mollusks) collected from retailers. Isolations were performed by conventional culture methods. The isolates were also confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. A. hydrophila and P. shigelloides were detected in 5.71% and 0.86% seafood samples, respectively. The highest rate of A. hydrophila (15%) was found in shrimp samples. P. shigelloides were only isolated from fish samples. The study is showed that effective methods to eliminate the Aeromonas and Plesiomonas species are needed. Keywords : Fish, mollusk, pathogen, shrimp