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Antibiotics resistance of a strain of Escherichia coli isolated from bore hole in Ile Ife, Osun state, Nigeria

Akande, O.T and Ajayi, A. A. and Adejuwon, A. O. and Olutiola, P. O. and Ogunyemi, E.O (2011) Antibiotics resistance of a strain of Escherichia coli isolated from bore hole in Ile Ife, Osun state, Nigeria. Nature and Science,, 9 (8). pp. 6-9. ISSN 1545-0740

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Abstract

Abstract:Escherichia coli were isolated from water from two boreholes in Ile Ife, Osun state, Nigeria. This was an indication of faecal contamination. These strains of Escherichia coli were Gram negative short rods, Catalase positive, Methyl red positive, Voges Proskaeur negative. The strains could ferment glucose galactose, sucrose, lactose, mannitol and maltose with the production of acid and gas but could not hydrolyze starch. A particular strain was resistant to sulfamethoxazole, ampicillin, cotrimoxazole, cephaloridine, streptomycin, carbenicillin, sulfafurazole and tetracycline but sensitive to gentamicin, colistin, nalidixic acid, nitrofurantoin and colistin sulphate

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Escherichia coli, borehole water, antibiotics resistance
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2015 15:37
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2015 15:37
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3545

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