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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 4145-4151
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.486


An Investigation on the Heavy Metal Tolerance and Antibiotic Profile of the Pantoea agglomerans UCP1320
Leonila Acioly1, José Carlos Vilar2, Aline Barbosa da Silveira3, Fabiola Carolina Gomes de Almeida4, Rosileide F.S. Andrade4 and Galba Maria de Campos-Takaki4*
1Biological Sciences, Federal University of Pernambuco, 50670-420, Recife, PE, Brazil
2Autarchy of Higher Education of Garanhuns (AESGA), 55295-380 Garanhuns,
Pernambuco, Brazil
3Faculty of Guararapes, 54400-160 Jaboatão, PE, Brazil
4Nucleus of Research in Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology, Catholic University of Pernambuco, 50050-590, Recife, PE, Brazil
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The resistance of bacteria to antibiotics is an emerging public health concern due to antibiotics being widely available and used without proper prescription. The introduction of heavy metals in various forms in the environment may cause considerable changes in the structure and function of microbial communities. In the last decade, several studies reported that the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics can occur in the environment because of multidrug resistance or cross-resistance to metals and co-regulation of airway resistance. The aim of this study is to determine the antimicrobial resistance profile patterns to 15 antibiotics and heavy metals (Zn+2, Cu+2 and Cd+2) by Pantoeaagglomerans bacteria. The (MIC) of the heavy metals was varied from 200 µg /mL to 2200 µg/mL. The results showed that the bacteria were resistant to Zn+2, Cu+2 and Cd+2, considering the MIC values compared with the strain Escherichia coli K-12 used as control. P. agglomeransshowed an antibiotic profile of resistance to Cefepime, Cefotaxime, Cefpodoxime, Clindamycin, and Amikacin, and sensitivity to Penicillin, and other antibiotics, thus suggesting that genetically-determined systems for resistance to toxic heavy metals was observed.


Keywords: Heavy metal resistance, Antibiotic susceptibility, Pantoea agglomerans.
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Leonila Acioly, José Carlos Vilar, Aline Barbosa da Silveira, Fabiola Carolina Gomes de Almeida, Rosileide F.S. Andrade and Galba Maria de Campos-Takaki. 2017. An Investigation on the Heavy Metal Tolerance and Antibiotic Profile of the Pantoea agglomerans UCP1320.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 4145-4151. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.486