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Direct Research Journals
Vol.2 (5), pp. 40-43, May 2014
ISSN: 2354-4147

Effect of super chilling on microbial load and chemical composition of Nile tilapia and Nile perch
Article Number: DRJA17087451

Original Research Article

Samah Hamid and Samia Hamid*

College of Science and Animal Production, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan.

date Received: April 9, 2014     date Accepted: May 10, 2014     date Published: May 30, 2014


Eighteen samples, 9 Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), 120 – 180 g and 9 Nile perch (Lates niloticus), 150 – 200 g bought from Elmourada fish market were iced in thermostatic container and transported to the Sudan University of Science and Technology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production. The fish were  divided into two groups; one was filleted and packed in plastic bags, then placed in refrigerator, were stored for 7 days. The Second group was treated as fresh (control); finally, the whole samples were analyzed. From the statistical analysis there is no significant difference (P > 0.05) between fresh and frozen samples, and no significant difference (P > 0.05) between two species (Tilapia and Nile perch) in microbiology examinations while there is significant difference (P < 0.05) between freezing period in chemical composition, and no significant different (P > 0.05) between fish species in chemical composition.

Key words:  Tilapia, Nile perch, bacterial load, chemical composition