Microbial Assessment and Antibiotic Resistance of Some Microbial Isolates from Otamiri River in Owerri Metropolis, Eastern Nigeria

Authors : Ngozi Frank-Ogu; Jude-Anthony Nnama Ogbulie; Sylvester Ifunanya Okorondu; Campbell Akujobi

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8297526

Selected bacteria recovered from the Otamiri River were examined for antibiotic resistance using a conventional microbiological method. Four (4) sediment samples and a total of twelve (12) surface water samples were taken. The following bacteria were detected as a result of the molecular identification of microorganisms of interest: Proteus miriabilis, Lysinibacillus macroides, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Alcaligenes faecalis. A higher proportion of the microorganisms exhibited complete resistance (100%) to the tested drugs. The maximum percentage of susceptibility of the organisms to the test antibiotics was just 50%. Protecting natural bodies of water from environmental pollutants that contaminate these natural reservoirs is necessary due to rising antibiotic resistance among bacterial isolates and ongoing outbreaks of water- borne illnesses. Since water is the most essential necessity for both humans and animals, the current government and pertinent state authorities should enact rules and controls that forbid polluting of this water source.


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