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Table 1 Microbial count from fruits collected from different locations

From: Bioactivity of Citrus essential oils (CEOs) against microorganisms associated with spoilage of some fruits

Fruits FSG OF OJM OWM CFS AHF
Bacteria count × 105 cfu/g
 Pawpaw 1.73 ± 0.05b 0.54 ± 0.07ab 2.35 ± 0.09b 3.26 ± 0.07b 2.47 ± 0.27b 0.00 ± 0.00a
 Apple 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a 0.00 ± 0.00a
 Pineapple 2.86 ± 0.09d 0.81 ± 0.21bc 2.58 ± 0.35b 3.08 ± 0.25b 3.55 ± 0.13c 0.00 ± 0.00a
 Watermelon 3.83 ± 0.11e 1.16 ± 0.03 cd 4.30 ± 0.28c 4.32 ± 0.60c 5.26 ± 0.15e 0.00 ± 0.00a
 Tomato 5.37 ± 0.15 g 1.70 ± 0.23d 5.84 ± 0.43d 5.00 ± 0.30 cd NA 0.00 ± 0.00a
 Cucumber 4.70 ± 0.13f 1.04 ± 0.21bc 4.79 ± 0.26c 5.48 ± 0.49d 4.32 ± 0.23d 0.00 ± 0.00a
 Orange 2.22 ± 0.05c 0.47 ± 0.20ab 2.23 ± 0.07b 2.78 ± 0.38b 2.11 ± 0.12b 0.00 ± 0.00a
 Banana 2.22 ± 0.14c 1.18 ± 0.30cd 2.88 ± 0.48b 3.14 ± 0.24b 2.35 ± 0.19b 0.00 ± 0.00a
 African star apple 5.54 ± 0.16g 1.34 ± 0.17cd 4.90 ± 0.42c 4.38 ± 0.03c NA 0.00 ± 0.00a
Fungal count × 104 sfu/g#
 Pawpaw 1.10 ± 0.06a 2.73 ± 0.17ab 4.60 ± 0.38b 4.07 ± 0.37a 2.20 ± 0.31ab 0.47 ± 0.03b
 Apple 5.03 ± 1.08b 5.40 ± 0.35c 2.93 ± 0.18a 2.03 ± 0.20a 2.93 ± 0.24b 0.23 ± 0.03a
 Pineapple 1.97 ± 0.27a 5.53 ± 0.34c 3.43 ± 0.26ab 9.53 ± 0.41b 7.13 ± 0.41d 0.60 ± 0.06bc
 Watermelon 3.07 ± 0.77ab 2.87 ± 0.33ab 3.03 ± 0.23a 4.23 ± 0.15a 5.13 ± 0.18c 0.90 ± 0.06d
 Tomato 3.27 ± 0.43ab 10.03 ± 0.49d 8.63 ± 0.35c 3.57 ± 0.66a 2.57 ± 0.43ab 1.23 ± 0.03e
 Cucumber 13.27 ± 1.62c 13.27 ± 0.41e 17.13 ± 0.67d 9.03 ± 0.44b 10.87 ± 0.64e 0.63 ± 0.03c
 Orange 1.57 ± 0.03a 1.37 ± 0.08a 2.27 ± 0.13a 1.87 ± 0.09a 3.00 ± 0.15b 0.27 ± 0.03a
 Banana 2.40 ± 0.87a 3.97 ± 0.10bc 3.47 ± 0.24ab 3.27 ± 0.75a 1.10 ± 0.21a 0.20 ± 0.06a
 African star apple 29.03 ± 0.75d 20.17 ± 0.81f 22.07 ± 1.07e 30.40 ± 2.94c 12.27 ± 1.22e 1.87 ± 0.07f
  1. Data are represented as mean ± standard error (n = 3) with the same superscript down the column are not significantly different (p < 0.05)
  2. FSG fruit from FUTA south gate, OF fruit from farm, OJM fruit from Ojaoba Akure, OWM fruit from Owena market, CFS cathedral fruit shop, AHF apparently healthy fruit, NA not available
  3. #Fungal count for AHF × 102 sfu/g