publication . Article . 2009

Screening of Bacillus Species with Potentials of Antibiotics Production

Faruk Adamu KUTA; Lohya NIMZING; Priscilla Yahemba ORKA’A;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2009 Journal: Applied Medical Informatics (issn: 1224-5593, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca
Abstract
Sixteen soil samples were collected from different refuse dump sites in Minna, the capital Niger State, and analysed for the presence of Bacillus species. Physical-chemical analysis of the soil samples revealed the followings: PH value 6.89-8.47; moisture content 1.58 – 21.21% and temperature 27-28ºC. Using both pour plate and streak method of inoculation, total bacterial count in the soil samples ranged from 3.8×104 cfu/g 16.0×104 cfu/g. The identified Bacillus species included: Bacillus cereus (30.8%), Bacillus brevis (1.9%) Bacillus polymyxa (3.8%), Bacillus lichenifomis (13.5%), Bacillus spherericus (7.7%), Bacillus mycoides (13.5%), Bacillus pumilus (7.7%),...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungibacteria
free text keywords: Antibiotics, Broad spectrum, Bacillus species, Narrow spectrum, Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics, R858-859.7
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