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Table 2 The concentration of fecal coliform or Escherichia coli in seawater and mussels, and bioaccumulation factors of fecal coliform in mussels

From: Bacterial quality evaluation on the shellfish-producing area along the south coast of Korea and suitability for the consumption of shellfish products therein

Station Seawater Mussel BFc
90th of FC a (MPN/100 mL) No. of samples 90th of FC (MPN/100 g) E. coli b (MPN/100 g) No. of samples
Range > 230 (No. of samples)
Designated area
 D6 7.9 36 120.2 < 20–1300 1 36 15.2
 D7 2.6 36 79.2 < 20–490 1 36 30.5
 D8 2.3 36 62.7 < 20–220 0 36 27.3
Adjacent area
 A13 9.0 36 105.4 < 20–2400 1 36 11.7
 A14 7.4 36 109.5 < 20–700 2 19 14.8
  1. a90th the estimated 90th percentile; FC fecal coliform
  2. bE. coli Escherichia coli
  3. cThe bioaccumulation factor (BF) was calculated as 90th value of fecal coliform in 100 g of oyster divided by that in 100 mL of seawater