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Isolation and characterization of metal and antibiotic resistant psychrotrophic bacteria from refrigerated spoiled food

Asadi, Somayeh and Shahir, Shafinaz and Ibrahim, Zaharah and Yahya, Adibah and Md. Salleh, Madihah and Ibrahim, Norahim and Jamaluddin, Haryati and Abdul Wahab, Mohd. Firdaus and Abd. Manan, Fazilah and Hussin, Huszalina and Chong, Chun Shiong and Wan Dagang, Wan Rosmiza Zana (2014) Isolation and characterization of metal and antibiotic resistant psychrotrophic bacteria from refrigerated spoiled food. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences and Engineering), 69 (1). pp. 131-135. ISSN 2180-3722

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v69.2656

Abstract

The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize psychrotrophic bacteria resistant to antibiotic and metals from cold samples of refrigerated spoiled food and ice. Two isolates named H and F were successfully isolated from samples incubated at 10°C and 4°C, respectively. Both isolates were able to grow at 4°C, 10°C, 20°C and 30°C and exhibited multidrug resistance to antibiotics (chloramphenicol, ampicillin, tetracycline and kanamycin). Bacteria H and F were then further tested for their resistance to metal ions such as Cd2+, Zn2+, Cr 6+ and As 3+ at concentrations ranging from 0-10 mM. The results of the test revealed that the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for isolate H was determined at 2 mM for all the metal ions. By comparison, isolate F was highly resistant to Cr6+, Cd2+ and Zn2+ with MIC of 10 mM for these cations, while MIC for As3+ was 4 mM. The results of comparing 16S rRNA gens demonstrated that isolate F has 98% identity match with Bacillus sp. This strain could be used as a model microbial strain to understand the mechanisms of metal resistance and as a source of psychrotrophic enzymes with potential application for bioremediation of heavy metals in cold environments

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:bacillus, bioremediation, heavy metals, metal-resistant, psychrotroph
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:53275
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 11:53
Last Modified:19 Jul 2018 15:27

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