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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Occurrence of Total Heterotrophic Bacteria from Lucifer sp. and its Pathogenicity in Uppanar Estuary (South East Coast of India)

M. Gopinath, K. Balamurugan and P. Sampathkumar
Corresponding Author:  M.GOPINATH 

Key words:  Epiplanktonic shrimps, identification, Lucifer sp., pathogenicity, THB, ,
Vol. 3 , (3): 262-267
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2011 February, 15 2011 March, 21 2011 May, 05

Lucifer sp. is a little-known and deteriorate genus of prawns, the only genus in the family Luciferidae. This paper deals with the preliminary investigation of Total Heterotrophic Bacteria (THB) present in the marine planktonic shrimp Lucifer sp. and in the water samples from where it was obtained. The THB load was found to be 1.2104 and 2.5104 CFU/mL in Lucifer sp. and water sample respectively. The THB were further characterized and identified its diversity bacterial based on the morphological and biochemical aspects. Five different bacterial strains viz, Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus sp., Serratia marcescans, Klebsiella sp. and Enterobacter sp. were identified and its pathogenicity was also referred. The fascinating aspect of the work confirms that similar bacterial species were found to be present in the Lucifer sp. as well as in the water sample. Hence, it can be concluded that on environmental link is present between the animal and its surroundings.
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M. Gopinath, K. Balamurugan and P. Sampathkumar, 2011. Occurrence of Total Heterotrophic Bacteria from Lucifer sp. and its Pathogenicity in Uppanar Estuary (South East Coast of India).  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(3): 262-267.
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