Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 4

Bacteriological Quality of African Pear (Dacryodes edulis) Fruits Retailed in Amai Market

Eboh OJ, Aghanenu AS and Onuoha T*>

Department of Biological Sciences, Novena University, Ogume, Delta State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Onuoha T, Department of Biological Sciences, Novena University, Ogume, Delta State, Nigeria.

Received: February 04, 2022; Published: March 03, 2022


The bacteriological quality of fresh commercial African pear (Dacryodes edulis) from Amai was investigated using standard microbiological methods. A total of 30 fresh African pear fruits was sourced from Amai central market and transported to the microbiology laboratory of Novena University Ogume for examination. Total bacteria loads ranged from 5.0 × 10² to 2.5 × 10⁵ cfu/ml. A total of 10 predominant bacterial isolates were identified to be Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The percentage distribution was 60% for Staphylococcus aureus and 40% for Escherichia coli. The findings from this study suggest that African bush pear at local markets of Amai harboured pathogenic bacteria which makes it important for the implementation of proper hygienic measures during pre-and post- harvest stages of production and at the time of transportation, storage, selling, and consumption to safe guard public health. 

Keywords; Dacryodes edulis; Economic value; Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus


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Citation: Onuoha T., et al. “Bacteriological Quality of African Pear (Dacryodes edulis) Fruits Retailed in Amai Market". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.4 (2022): 02-05.


Copyright: © 2022 Onuoha T., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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