Quantitative and qualitative changes of the gastrointestinal microflora of pike-perch (Stizostedion lucioperca L, 1758) in Egirdir Lake


Diler O. , Diler A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.22, no.4, pp.325-328, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-328

Abstract

This study has been carried out quantitative and qualitative studies of the gastrointestinal microflora of 34 pike-perch in Egirdir Lake 134. strains of bacteria were isolated and identified. Main bacterial groups were Staphylococcus, Moraxella, Micrococcus in addition Aeromonas. Flavobacterium. Propionibacterium, Coryneform group, Acinetobacter, Enterobacteriaceae were also detected. Qualitative examination of the bacteria present in gastrointestinal flora indicated that. the bacterial population of pike-perch will be changed to by water temperature. Total aerobic bacteria number ranged from 5.5x10(3)-5.0x10(4) Cfu/g, 1.0x10(4)-10x10(6) cfu/g in the stomach and intestine respectively. As a result, in pike perch, Staphylococcus and Moraxella were determined as a dominant group that were differed from microflora of digestive system of the other freshwater fish.