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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:4, April, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(4): 184-191

Isolation and Identification of Bacteria from Pharmaceutical Site
Virendra Kumar and Archana Shrivastav*
Department of Microbiology, College of life sciences, CHRI campus, Gwalior, MP, India
*Corresponding author

Antibiotic pollution is an important and extensive environmental problem and even threat to human health. Biodegradation is a major mechanism which removes the pollutants from the environment. Therefore, the present study aimed to screen and isolate antibiotic degrading bacteria which can effectively degrade azithromycin, clarithromycin, cefadroxil and cephalexin antibiotic. Six antibiotic degrading bacteria were isolated from pharmaceutical waste site and the antibiotic degradation rate of each strain was determined by TMSUS method. Bacterial strains were morphologically identified using gram staining reaction and biochemical tests. The investigation revealed the pharmaceutical waste consist of bacterial community which useful for mankind and might be used for the biodegradation of pharmaceutical waste site to recover the resource.

Keywords: Azithromycin, clarithromycin, cefadroxil and cephalexin

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Virendra Kumar and Archana Shrivastav. 2023. Isolation and Identification of Bacteria from Pharmaceutical Site.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(4): 184-191. doi:
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