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Journal of Dairying Foods & Home Sciences
Year : 2002, Volume : 21, Issue : 1
First page : ( 44) Last page : ( 47)
Print ISSN : 0971-4456. Online ISSN : 0976-0563.

Microorganisms associated with palm weevil larvae (Rhynchophorus phoenicis)

Wachukwu C.K.1,*, Thomas C.N.2, Kigigha L.T.1

1 Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Npkolu-Oroworukwo, P. M. B 5080. Port Harcourt, Nigeria

2 Department of Biology, Rivers State College of Education, Port Harcourt. Nigeria

* Author for correspondence.


Fresh as well as fried Palm weevil (Rhynehophorus Phoenicis) lervae collected from port Harcourt metropolis in River State, Nigeria were analysed for associated microrganisms. These were found to belong to four bacterial genera-Bacillus, Staphyioeoceus, Serratia and Enterobacter. However, Spp of Bacillus and Staphyiocoecus which were predominant and most actwely involved organisms probably due to unhygenic handling, could be toxic and health hazord.


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