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Microbiological analysis of surface water in Indore, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Holkar Science College, Indore, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (ISC-2011), Pages 323-325,(2012)

Abstract

Water borne bacterial pathogens were isolated from surface waters in Indore, India. The bacterial pathogenic organisms can cause intestinal infections, dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera, and other illnesses. The paper discusses results of bacteriological analysis done on various water samples taken from different sources in Indore. The water samples collected from different regions of Indore were found to have significant impurities, considerable deterioration and remarkable variation. In the bacteriological analysis, colliform group of bacteria are differentiated by the presumptive test, confirmed test and completed test. After performing these tests Gram negative, were non spore forming and rod shaped bacteria having metallic shine or pink with dark centerd colonies on EMB agar indicated positive results. The isolates were characterized and identified as E.coli, Enterobacter, Klebsilla, salmonella and Shigella. The study therefore, stresses on the need to control the fecal pollution of water bodies.

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