Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology

Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2020

  • Evaluation of Different Salts and Heavy Metal Concentrations on Bacterial Biofilm from Selected Surface and Borehole Water Samples

    Dibua Nwamaka Anthonia, Chukwura Edna Ifeoma, Chude Charles Onuora

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 11-17
    Received: 28 February 2020
    Accepted: 20 March 2020
    Published: 23 April 2020
    Abstract: Biofilms in drinking water systems can serve as significant environmental reservoirs for pathogenic bacteria associated with gastro-enteric diseases. The evaluation of the effects of different salts and metal concentrations on bacterial biofilm from surface and borehole water samples was conducted. Water samples were collected, from 10 selected wat... Show More
  • Physicochemical and Bacteriological Qualities of Otamiri River Water and Sediment in South Eastern Nigeria

    Okechi Reuben Nwoye, Chukwura Edna Ifeyinwa

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 18-26
    Received: 16 May 2020
    Accepted: 28 May 2020
    Published: 4 June 2020
    Abstract: The bacteriological, physicochemical and anionic surfactants qualities of Otamiri river water and sediment were analysed, using standard techniques. The bacteriological analyses revealed the presence of Serratia marcescens (SerEW01) (33.33%), Staphylococcus (22.20%), Streptococcus (22.20%), Enterobacter (11.11%), Escherichia coli (11.11%) in Otamir... Show More