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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2018, Vol 18, Num, 11     (Pages: 1325-1329)

A Survey of Some Bacterial Fish Pathogens on Whiting (Merlangius merlanguseuxinus) in Eastern Black Sea Coast, Turkey

Mustafa Ture 1 ,Selim Misir 1 ,Cemil Altuntas 1 ,Ilyas Kutlu 1

1 Central Fisheries Research Institute, 61250 Yomra, Trabzon, Turkey DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v18_11_09 Viewed : 3615 - Downloaded : 2483 In the present study, a total of 180 whiting(Merlangius merlanguseuxinus) were caught in the Eastern Black Sea coast of Turkey and investigated through for six month period for their bacteria. The bacterial agents isolated from fish were identified by Analytical Profile Index (API 20NE, 20E and rapid ID 32 Strep). Fifty-two bacteria were further confirmed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Nine bacterial species, Pseudomonas luteola, Staphylococcus equorum, Vibrio anguillarum, Pseudomonas putida, Acinetobacter johnsonii, Pseudomonas protogens, Oceanisphaera profunda, Pseudomonas fluorescens,and Serratia fonticolawere identified. This study is the first report on the bacteria of whitingin Turkey and provides significant information in terms of bacterial fish pathogens of this area. Keywords : Wildfish, whiting, bacteria