[Detection of Salmonella in the sea-water of Messina]

Ann Sclavo. 1979 May-Jun;21(3):293-302.
[Article in Italian]


The AA. mede a research of Salmonellae in the sea water of the city of Messina (Italy), choosing 14 points near the sewage discharges. They used qualitative methods (Moore type buffers, inoculation of 50 ml of water in tetrationate 2 times concentrated) and quantitative methods (fractions of 100 ml of water in 10 parts and further inoculation in 10 tubes containing 20 ml of normal tetrationate each). The research conducted in June-July and November-December 1978 gave 50% positivity in the summer period and 100% in the winter period. They discuss the methods used and underline the difference of the two periods.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Italy
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Salmonella / drug effects
  • Salmonella / isolation & purification*
  • Seawater*
  • Water Microbiology*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents