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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2671-2679
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.303


Microbial Examination for Spoil Fruits and Vegetables and its Isolation, Identification, and Antimicrobial Sensitivity Pattern
P.K. Khatri and Sonali Sharma
1Department of Microbiology, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, India
2Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Sector A,Shastri Nagar, Jodhpur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Fresh vegetables is a good source of various components of food that enhances a healthy living, but evidence shows that they promote the growth of microbes which also deteriorate the food and subsequently causes adverse effect on the health of consumers. Microbial investigation was conducted on different spoil vegetables and furits samples; collected from three different locations in jodhpur. The bacterial count ranged from carrot pineapple samples while the fungal count ranged from Cairca papaya and potato samples. Eight bacteria belonging to different genera, namely: Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus sp, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter aerogenes, Serratia marcescens, Salmonella sp and Citrobacter sp were identified while six fungi, namely: Aspergillus niger, Thysanophoralongspora sp, Penicilum notatum, Neurospora crassa, Aspergillus fumigatus and Trichoderma sp were also identified and isolated. Ciprofloxacin and augmentin exerted a pronounced inhibitory effect on all the bacterial isolates while nystatin and mycoten also inhibited all the fungal isolates with considerable zones of inhibition. All fungal isolates were resistant to griseofulvin with ketoconazole showing the lowest inhibitory zone (2.0 mm) on Aspergillus niger. Therefore, consumer s consciousness on the type and load of pathogens associated with vegetables and antibiotics of choice as a therapeutic measure against the infection caused by the implicated microorganisms needs to be re-awakened


Keywords: Fruits and Vegetables,Antimicrobial sensitivity pattern, Fungal and bacterial isolated
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Khatri, P.K. and Sonali Sharma. 2018. Microbial Examination for Spoil Fruits and Vegetables and its Isolation, Identification, and Antimicrobial Sensitivity Pattern.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2671-2679. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.303