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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
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(4): 192-199

Molecular Identification of Azithromycin Antibiotic Degradation Bacteria Isolated from Pharmaceutical Waste
Virendra Kumar and Archana Shrivastav*
Department of Microbiology, College of life sciences, CHRI campus, Gwalior, MP, India
*Corresponding author

The biological removal of antibiotic residue in the environment has earned great interest. This study presented the biodegradation of azithromycin using B. cereus isolated from pharmaceutical waste. This azithromycin-degrading bacterial strain grew well in the range of temperatures between 25°C and 40°C under aerobic condition. On the basis of the observation of the morphology, Gram staining, the determination of biochemistry as well as the subsequent analyse of 16S rDNA, the No. 2 bacteria was identified as B. cereus strain. B. cereus also indicated the possibility to use for treating azithromycin, the degradation ability was higher. Thus, B. cereus could be utilized as an effective biological tool for removing azithromycin residue in the environment.

Keywords: Azithromycin, antibiotic residue, ordinary animal feeds, veterinary waste

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Virendra Kumar and Archana Shrivastav. 2023. Molecular Identification of Azithromycin Antibiotic Degradation Bacteria Isolated from Pharmaceutical Waste.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(4): 192-199. doi:
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