Gastrointestinal parasites and bacteria’s in vegetables grown in soil treated with organic manure

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Gastrointestinal parasites and bacteria’s in vegetables grown in soil treated with organic manure

Syed Arif Hussain, Shaukat Ali, Khalil Ahmed, Sujjad Hyder, Muhammad Akber, Qamar Abbas, Syed Najam-ul- Hassan, Salar Ali, Karamat Ali
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 2), 387-393, August 2014.
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Abstract

An attempt was made to evaluate the parasitic load in vegetables grown organically is Majini Muhallah Gilgit, Pakistan. During this study Majini Muhallah was divided into three sectors. Six vegetables including Spinach (Spinacia oleracea), Cabbage (Brassica oleracea), Lettuce (Lactuca sativa), Radish (Raphanus sativus), Sonchual (Malva verticillata) and Pino (Brassica rapa) were selected for the study. Three samples of each vegetable were taken from each sector. The present study was carried out to assess the intestinal parasitic load (Ascaris lumbricoid, Giardia lamblia, Tricuris tricuria, and cryptosporidium). Samples were identified on the basis of microscopy. In the sum total of three samples of each vegetable Ascaris Lumbricoid ranged maximum 18 (40.90 %) in spinach and minimum 7(25%) in sonchual. Giardia lamblia ranged maximum 14 (31.81 %) in spinach and minimum 7(24.13%) in pino. Tricuris tricuria ranged maximum 10(23.25%) in lettuce while minimum 7(24.13%) in pino. Cryptosporidium showed maximum load 9(25.71%) in radish where as minimum 3(6.81 %) in spinach respectively.

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