Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 117–120 | Cite as

Salmonellae and other enteropathogenic bacteria in the intestines of wall geckos in Nigeria

  • H. C. Gugnani
  • J. U. Oguike
  • R. Sakazaki
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Abstract

The aerobic bacterial flora of the intestine of 150 wall geckos (Hemidactylus brookei) was investigated. A variety of bacteria was recovered including 35 isolates of Salmonella and several other species of Enterobacteriaceae, viz. Shigella sonnei—2, Edwardsiella tarda—4, Enterobacter spp—8, Citrobacter freundii—3, Serratia marcescens—3, Proteus spp—35, Klebsiella pneumoniae—13, and Escherichia coli—17, isolates. Eight Salmonella serotypes were identified, the predominant ones being S. hvittingfoss and S. typhimurium. The significance of these findings for the spread of human enteropathogens is discussed.

Keywords

Selenite Klebsiella Pneumoniae Serratia Marcescens Intestinal Bacterium Green Turtle 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Gugnani
    • 1
  • J. U. Oguike
    • 1
  • R. Sakazaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria
  2. 2.National Institute of HealthTokyoJapan

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