This study was carried out to isolate and characterize two pathogenic bacterial strains from Sangam water in Allahabad region. Two pathogens i.e. Staphylococcus species
and Vibrio species
were isolated and subjected to morphological, biochemical and molecular characterization, thereafter the species was identified as Staphylococcus epidermidis
and Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
The isolates were screened for antibiotics susceptibility pattern and found that Staphylococcus epidermidis
was resistant for amoxicillin, kanamycin, streptomycin therefore Staphylococcus epidermidis
was found to be multi-drug resistance. Vibrio parahaemolyticus
was resistant for streptomycin, erythromycin, gentamycin, tetracycline therefore Vibrio parahaemolyticus
was also found to be multi-drug resistance. Staphylococcus epidermidis
is the causative agent of serious recurrent infections like urinary tract infection (UTI), epididymitis, urethritis while Vibrio parahaemolyticus
can cause diarrhea, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, colitis. Thus, the water of these rivers Ganga and Yamuna was found to be unfit for human consumption without treatment. Better management of resources and research in the area of water remediation, could minimize the elevated levels of water pollution.
Madhulika Jha, Sam A Masih, Raghuvir Singh and Ann Maxton. Molecular characterization and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of isolated pathogenic bacterial strains from Sangam water in Allahabad region. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(4):61-65.