Sokoine University of Agriculture

Occurrence of Escherichia coli in Brassica rapa L. chinensis irrigated with low quality water in urban areas of Morogoro, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mhongole, O. J.
dc.contributor.author Mdegela, R. H.
dc.contributor.author Kusiluka, L. J. M.
dc.contributor.author Dalsgaard, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-13T09:34:20Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-13T09:34:20Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 1684-5315
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/2318
dc.description Academic Journal Vol. 15(49), pp. 2772-2777, en_US
dc.description.abstract Low quality water has become valuable resource with restricted or unrestricted use in food production depending on its quality. This study has quantified the occurrence of Escherichia coli in Brassica rapa L. chinensis (Chinese cabbage) vegetables and low quality irrigation water. A total of 106 samples including Chinese cabbage (69) and water (37) were collected. The E. coli were cultured in petri film selective E. coli plates at 44°C. The Chinese cabbage irrigated with river water at Fungafunga area indicated significantly (P<0.001) high prevalence 86% (n=21, 0.00-4.10 log cfu/g) of E. coli than those irrigated with treated wastewater at Mazimbu 10% (n=48, 0.00-1.36 log cfu/g). The mean counts of E. coli in untreated wastewater ranged from 4.59 to 5.56 log cfu/mL, while in treated wastewater was from 0.54 to 1.05 log cfu/mL and in river water it was 2.40 log cfu/mL. Treated wastewater of the quality found in this study could be used for food production. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Journal of Biotechnology en_US
dc.subject Agricultural irrigation en_US
dc.subject Chinese cabbage en_US
dc.subject Incidental inputs en_US
dc.subject River water en_US
dc.subject Wastewater en_US
dc.title Occurrence of Escherichia coli in Brassica rapa L. chinensis irrigated with low quality water in urban areas of Morogoro, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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