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Table 2 Bacterial load of coliforms, non-lactose fermenter (NLF) and Staphylococcus spp ( Staph spp.) among all locations

From: A survey of pathogens associated with Cyperus esculentus L (tiger nuts) tubers sold in a Ghanaian city

Location Sample wt (g) Coliforms (cfu/g) NLF (cfu/g) Staph spp. (cfu/g)
Samples from market places
  Agbogloshie 100.2 1.2 × 104 1.1 × 101 3.0 × 103
  Kaneshie 100.1 3.0 × 103 2.0 × 101 1.0 × 105
  Makola 100.2 2.0 × 104 0.0 3.2 × 104
Samples from street vendors
  Madina 100.0 2.2 × 104 1.0 × 101 2.2 × 102
  Airport 99.8 3.0 × 101 0.0 3.0 × 102
  Shangrila 99.6 2.2 × 101 0.0 3.0 × 101
  Korle-Bu (UTC) 100.2 3.0 × 104 0.0 2.0 × 104
  Circle 99.8 2.0 × 105 3.0 × 103 3.0 × 101
*Sterile normal saline only 0.0 NC NC NC
  1. *Only sterile normal saline was cultured. NC means, no colonies observed and cfu/g means, colony forming unit per gram.