Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology

Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2019

  • Detection of Multidrug-Resistance Gram-Negative Bacteria from Hospital Sewage in North East, Nigeria

    Adam Mustapha, Turgut Imir

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 4 December 2018
    Accepted: 18 January 2019
    Published: 22 February 2019
    Abstract: Antibiotic resistance is on the verge of becoming top killer globally if left unattended in few decades to come. Much focus has been on clinical use and misuse of antibiotics and non-therapeutic applications in agriculture are blamed for the emergence of resistance. However, the rising incident of environmental spread of antibiotic is a major publi... Show More
  • Presence of Coliform and Fecal Coliform and Evaluation of the Drinking Water Quality in Chittagong University Campus

    Sumya Afroze, Shafayet Ahmed Siddiqui, Belkis Fatama

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 8-13
    Received: 7 January 2019
    Accepted: 11 February 2019
    Published: 5 March 2019
    Abstract: Water contaminated with harmful pathogen and due to the lack of access to safe drinking water can cause various health defects like infection, water born disease and undesirable appearance of water. This study is focused to determine the microbial quality of drinking water in Chittagong University campus which is one of the mostly populated Univers... Show More
  • Biodegradation of Crude Oil-Polluted Soil by Bacterial Isolates from Nigeria

    Umeaku Chinyelu Nkiru, Emmy-egbe Ifeyinwa Orsla, Ukoha Chinwe Clarice, Ezenwa Somadina Emmanuel, Chris-Umeaku Chiamaka Ijeoma

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 14-28
    Received: 14 June 2018
    Accepted: 7 August 2018
    Published: 11 March 2019
    Abstract: Biodegradation of crude oil-polluted soils by bacterial isolates was carried out experimentally, to determine the ability of bacterial isolate to utilize and detoxify crude oil-polluted soils. Three soil samples were collected from crude oil-polluted sites of Owazangboko, Abia State, Aguleri-otu, Anambra State and Obi-igbo, Rivers State, Nigeria. M... Show More
  • Effect of Indole Acetic Acid Producing Bacteria and Hormone Applications on Essential Oil Components of Satureja hortensis L

    Goltay Mosber, Ramazan Çakmakçı, Meral Kutlu, Halit Karagoz

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 29-35
    Received: 13 February 2019
    Accepted: 14 March 2019
    Published: 8 April 2019
    Abstract: The impacts of plant growth-promoting bacteria on aromatic plant species are poorly known. This study was conducted in order to evaluate possible impacts of mineral fertilizer, plant growth regulators [PGR, Indole 3-acetic acid + benzylaminopurine IAA+BAP and BAP] and five N2-fixing, P-solubilizing, IAA-producing bacterial strains, as biofertilizer... Show More