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Diverse bacterial were isolated from Okpeye, fermented product of mesquite seed. From the results of morphological and biochemical tests carried out on the isolated organisms, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus spp., Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were found to be present. The results also, indicated the presence of pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus which might have resulted from the use of contaminated water or lack of proper hygiene in the production of the food condiment.

Fermented product
Mesquite seed
Bacteria and Isolated organisms
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