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Domiciliary cockroaches found in restaurants in five zones of Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory, peninsular Malaysia

Jeffery, J. and Sulaiman, Syahnaz and Oothuman, Pakeer and Razak, A and Muslimin, M and Kamil-Ali, O.B and Rohela, M and Abdul-Aziz, Noraishah Mydin and Vellayan, S and Zainol-Ariffin, P and Paramaswaran, S (2012) Domiciliary cockroaches found in restaurants in five zones of Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory, peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 29 (1). pp. 180-186. ISSN 0127-5720

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Abstract

The following domiciliary cockroaches were collected from restaurants in five zones of Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory, Malaysia using 1L glass beaker traps baited with ground mouse-pellets: Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus) (n = 820), Periplaneta brunnea Burmeister (n = 46), Blattella germanica (Linnaeus) (n = 12504), Supella longipalpa (Fabricius) (n = 321), Symploce pallens Stephens (n = 29) and Neostylopyga rhombifolia (Stoll) (n = 5). The following bacteria were isolated from 10 cockroach specimens: Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae ssp. pneumoniae, Klebsiella pneumoniae ssp. rhinoscleromatis and Serratia liquefaciens from 5 B. germanica; Acinetobacter calcoaceticus var. anitratus, Citrobacter diversus/amalonaticus, Escherichia vulneris and K.p. pneumoniae from 3 P. brunnea; and Citrobacter freundii, Enterobacter agglomerans 4, Escherichia adecarboxylate, E. vulneris, K. p. pneumonia, K. p. rhinoscleromatis and Proteus vulgeris from 2 P. americana.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3325/28963
Uncontrolled Keywords: animal; catering service; classification; cockroach; Enterobacteriaceae; female; growth, development and aging; isolation and purification; Malaysia; male; microbiology; note; prevalence
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Depositing User: Yusnizar Fuad
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 15:41
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 15:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28963

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