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Env Exp Biol (2011) 9: 133–136
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Env Exp Biol (2011) 9: 133–136

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Antibiotic resistance of bacteria from Krishna Godavari Basin, Bay of Bengal, India

Packiasamy Ruban1, Chandran Gunaseelan2*
1School of Marine Sciences, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies, Alagappa University, Thondi Campus, Thondi-623 409, Tamil Nadu, India
2Dr. Mahalingam Center for Research and Development, NGM College, Pollachi-642 001, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author, E-mail: chandran.guna@gmail.com


The present study investigates the responses exhibited by the bacterial flora from the Krishna Godavari basin sediment from Bay of Bengal, India to antibiotics. The levels of resistance and sensitivity of the strains were examined using standard methods. A total of 53 isolates were screened, of which 67.92% strains were resistant to tetracycline, streptomycin, and chloramphenicol. The study revealed that 30.18, 24.52, 13.20, 0.0% of the isolates were resistant to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, streptomycin and tetracycline, respectively. The inhibitory sequence of the antibiotics was ampicillin > chloramphenicol > streptomycin > tetracycline.

Key words: antibiotics, bacteria, resistance, marine sediment, Krishna Godavari basin.

Env Exp Biol (2011) 9: 133–136
 DOI: http://doi.org/10.22364/eeb

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