Isolation of fecal coliform bacteria from the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin centrata)

Citation
Wj. Harwood et al., Isolation of fecal coliform bacteria from the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin centrata), APPL ENVIR, 65(2), 1999, pp. 865-867
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Biology,Microbiology
Journal title
APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0099-2240 → ACNP
Volume
65
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
865 - 867
Database
ISI
SICI code
0099-2240(199902)65:2<865:IOFCBF>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
Total and fecal coliform bacteria were isolated from the cloaca and feces o f the estuarine diamondback terrapin. The majority of samples contained fec al coliforms. Escherichia coil was the predominant fecal coliform species i solated, and members of the genus Salmonella were isolated from 2 of 39 ter rapins. Fecal coliform numbers are used to regulate shellfish harvests, and diamondback terrapins inhabit the brackishwater habitats where oyster beds are found; therefore, these findings have implications for the efficacy of current regulatory parameters in shellfishing waters.