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Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2014, 2(2), 61-64
DOI: 10.12691/jaem-2-2-5
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Isolation of Arcobacter Butzleri from Caspian Sea’s Water

Fahimeh Ghorbani Moeinand Masood Ghane1,

1Department of Microbiology, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Iran

Pub. Date: March 16, 2014

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Fahimeh Ghorbani Moeinand Masood Ghane. Isolation of Arcobacter Butzleri from Caspian Sea’s Water. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2014; 2(2):61-64. doi: 10.12691/jaem-2-2-5


The major purpose of this study was isolation, identification and characterization of Arcobacter spp. from Caspian Sea’s water in north of Iran. Sampling from the water was conducted within 4 seasons. Arcobacter spp. was isolated using standard method then identified by Phenotyping tests. Finally, the identification of strain was verified by PCR method. After conducting of the Phenotyping methods and their authentication with molecular technique, fourteen strains of Arcobacter butzleri were identified. With regard to the obtained results, prevalence of this bacterium in the coastal waters of the Caspian Sea’s was evaluated as 5.32 percent. The result obtained from this study is, in fact, regarded as the first report from the isolation of Arcobacter butzleri from Caspian Sea. Knowledge of the state of the entry and time span of the survival of the Arcobacter in the water environments to control the water quality and prevention from the disease is of importance.

Arcobacter butzleri isolation Caspian Sea water sample

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