Prevalence and characterization of typical and atypical Escherichia coli from fish sold at retail in Cochin, India.

@article{Thampuran2005PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and characterization of typical and atypical Escherichia coli from fish sold at retail in Cochin, India.},
  author={Nirmala K Thampuran and Alagarsamy Surendraraj and Poothuvallil K Surendran},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2005},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={2208-11}
}
Escherichia coli is a common contaminant of seafood in the tropics and is often encountered in high numbers. The count of E. coli as well as verotoxigenic E. coli O157:H7 was estimated in 414 finfish samples composed of 23 species of fresh fish from retail markets and frozen fish from cold storage outlets in and around Cochin, India. A total of 484 presumptive E. coli were isolated, and their indole-methyl red-Voges-Proskauer-citrate (IMViC) pattern was determined. These strains were also… CONTINUE READING
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