Assessment of Microbiological Contamination of Marine Ecosystems : Can we Continue to Limit Ourselves to the Analysis of Fecal Parameters for the Assessment of the Coastal Ecosystems Quality?

Authors(4) :-Ibtissame Setti, Abdellatif Moukrim, Jaime Martinez-Urtaza, Abderrahmane Hanoune

This study reports the relationship between the level of faecal cantamination and the prevalence of salmonella in the coastal and shellfish areas of the Agadir coast (south of Morocco), 801 samples of mussel, sea water, and marine sediment collected for48 months from six site along the Moroccan Atlantic coast between Essaouira and Sidi Ifni.Two methods were used for this study:(AFNOR NF EN ISO 6579 V08-013) to detect the presence of salmonella spp, and the most probable number method (ISO/TS 16649-3 standard) to detect E. coli the overall prevalence of salmonella 7.1%. The number of E.Coli was between 18/100g and 28.103/100g of flesh and Liquid intervals .This study indicates the potential health risk associated with the presence of these bacteria and their relationship in the assessment of microbiological contamination of the marine environment in this populated region of southern Morocco where shellfish production and maritime tourism are important to thelocal and national economy.

Authors and Affiliations

Ibtissame Setti
Institute for Fisheries Research (INRH Agadir)
Abdellatif Moukrim
Faculty of Science Agadir
Jaime Martinez-Urtaza
University of Bath England
Abderrahmane Hanoune
Institute for Fisheries Research (INRH Agadir)

Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Agadir, Morocco, Mussels

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 7 | September-October 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-09-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 370-372
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1736133
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Ibtissame Setti, Abdellatif Moukrim, Jaime Martinez-Urtaza, Abderrahmane Hanoune, " Assessment of Microbiological Contamination of Marine Ecosystems : Can we Continue to Limit Ourselves to the Analysis of Fecal Parameters for the Assessment of the Coastal Ecosystems Quality?", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 7, pp.370-372, September-October-2017.
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