Studies on occurrence and distribution of Acinetobacter spp. and other gram-negative bacteria from meat

Citation
Sc. Saha et Ba. Chopade, Studies on occurrence and distribution of Acinetobacter spp. and other gram-negative bacteria from meat, J FD SCI M, 38(1), 2001, pp. 17-22
Citations number
40
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Food Science/Nutrition
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE
ISSN journal
0022-1155 → ACNP
Volume
38
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
17 - 22
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-1155(200101/02)38:1<17:SOOADO>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
A total of 98 bacterial strains were recovered employing 5 different media from 12 retail meat samples, belonging to 3 genera consisting of 28 Acineto bacter (28.57%), 23 Moraxella (23.4%) and 47 Pseudomonas (47.96%) in differ ent conditions. Acinetobacter was found to be the dominant organism (38.25% ), followed by Pseudomonas (32.72%) in meat stored at refrigerator temperat ure. Though Pseudomonas was dominant in fresh (43.6%) and spoiled meat (42. 9%) and meat stored at freezer temperature (-20 degreesC for 20 days) (83.9 %), while Acinetobacter was found to be the next dominant bacterium 31.6%, 18.5% and 10.39%, respectively from the above three categories of meat. Hol ton's medium without cefsulodin was found to be the suitable medium for the recovery of Acinetobacter from meat.