International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 531

Full Length Research Paper

Antibiotics resistance of a stain of Streptococcus faecalis isolated from sewage oxidation pond

Adekunle Odunayo Adejuwon
  • Adekunle Odunayo Adejuwon
  • Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Information Technology and Applied Sciences, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria.Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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Mary Adejumoke Bisi-Johnson
  • Mary Adejumoke Bisi-Johnson
  • Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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Funmilayo Tolani Olarewaju
  • Funmilayo Tolani Olarewaju
  • Department of Computer Science, College of Education, School of Science, Ikere-Ekiti, Nigeria.
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Oyinade Aina Agboola
  • Oyinade Aina Agboola
  • Deparment of Physical and Health Education, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 19 October 2010
  •  Published: 30 November 2010

Abstract

This study was carried out to characterize a strain of Streptococcus faecalis isolated from sewage oxidation pond in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The isolated strain was gram positive, citrate negative, indole positive, MR positive, VP negative. It was able to ferment galactose, glucose, inositol, lactose and mannitol with production of gas. It was catalase positive and able to hydrolyse starch. The strain of S. faecalis was sensitive to amoxicillin, ofloxacin, chloramphenicol, pefloxacin, ciproflaxin, tetracycline and cotrimoxazole. However, it was resistant to gentamycin, augmentin, streptomycin and ceftriazone.

Key words: Sewage, Streptococcus faecalis, oxidation pond.