The Implication of Residual Bacterial Isolates from Port Harcourt Waters
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 312-316
Received: Oct. 17, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 27, 2015; Published: Nov. 13, 2015
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Prince Chinonso Nnadozie, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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The implication of residual bacterial isolates from two Port Harcourt waters: Abonnema Wharf (A) and Tourist Beach (B) were investigated in this study. A total of twelve (12) bacterial genera were isolated and mostly, which are of great public health concern, and are the cause of Enteric diseases in humans. Bacterial species was more diverse at B than A. Faecal coliforms were found as abundant species beyond regulatory permissible limits in the waters, indicating Pollution of the aquatic systems. The enumeration method employed was the Membrane filtration, where the residues were incubated at 350C for isolation of total coliforms and 44.50C for Faecal coliform for 24 – 48 hours. Sewage contamination from humans and animals excrements, erosion/run-off, industrial effluents and oil spillage may have profound effect on the waters studied. The result of the study is a wake-up call for community involvement to protect water bodies and supplies from Pollution and to perform basic local surveillance and maintenance of water and sanitation systems.
Enteric Diseases, Faecal Coliforms, Pollution, Membrane Filtration
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Prince Chinonso Nnadozie, The Implication of Residual Bacterial Isolates from Port Harcourt Waters, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 312-316. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20150305.21
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