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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.

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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
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 15:49
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 15:49
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5061

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