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Research Reveals Effect of Drying Surface on Mukene Quality and Contamination by Bacteria

The Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences, School of Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

A 2018 publication by researchers in the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University has concluded that the type of surface on which Mukene (Rastrineobola argentea) is dried significantly affects drying time, contamination by bacteria, animal and plant detritus and pebbles, as well as concentration of total volatile base nitrates (TVB-N). Mukene makes up 60% of the total fish catch in Lake Victoria and it is preserved by open sun-drying on various surfaces.

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