Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 6, Issue 3&4,2008
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Identification of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci in some edible nuts


Aydın Vural 1*, Mehmet Emin Erkan 1, Tuncer Özekinci 2

Recieved Date: 2008-02-11, Accepted Date: 2008-09-12


In this study, 217 edible nut samples have been investigated regarding Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS). S. aureus was isolated in 26 (11.98%) samples, whereas CNS were isolated in 98 (45.16%) samples. Number of samples for different isolated CNS species was as follows: S. arlettae 19 (8.76%), S. saprophyticus 14 (6.45%), S. xylosus 12 (5.53%), S. epidermis 11 (5.07%), S. hominis 11 (5.07%), S. simulans 9 (4.15%), S. haemolyticus 7 (3.23%), S. lentus 6 (2.76%), S. equorum 4 (1.84%), S. sciuri 2 (0.92%), S. warneri 2 (0.92%) and S. capitis subsp. capitis 1 (0.46%).


Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococci, nuts

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2008
Volume: 6
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 82-85

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