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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3665-3674

Screening of the Antibiotic Resistant Environmental Bacteria Isolated from Selected Niches in and Around Kanchipuram Town, India
G. Suresh1*, P. Raghu1, U. Prakash1, T. Chitrikha Suresh2, S. Kumaran1, S. Bharathi1, K. Selvendiran1 and T. V. Poonguzhali2
1Department of Microbiology, Sri Sankara Arts & Science College, Enathur, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Botany, Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

The aim of this study was to isolate and identify environmental bacteria from various soils in areas where human activities influence the soil microbiota and might exert a strong positive pressure to resistance development and spreading. Our results revealed that environmental bacteria with high antibiotic resistant level. All the gram positive bacterial isolates showed resistant against Penicillin G and Ampicillin. Out of 27 gram negative bacterial isolates, 23 organisms showed ESBL positive based on phenotypic characterization. Linking the environmental strains with clinic ones, promoted by human activities, might be a vital consideration. Our results indicate that, there is a need to embrace coordinated multi-locational approaches and interrelationships to track the emergence of resistance in different niches in soil and water versus the hospital environment.

Keywords: Antibiotic resistance, ESBL, Soil, Environment

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Suresh G., P. Raghu, U. Prakash, T. Chitrikha Suresh, S. Kumaran, S. Bharathi, K. Selvendiran and Poonguzhali T. V. 2018. Screening of the Antibiotic Resistant Environmental Bacteria Isolated from Selected Niches in and Around Kanchipuram Town, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3665-3674. doi:
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