Co-resistance to Chromium and Antibiotics in Bacteria Isolated from Tannery Wastes

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  • Jalish Mahmud Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Miraj Kobad Chowdhury Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Abdullah Bashar Sami Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Anwarul Azim Akhand Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Nazmul Ahsan Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v14i2.28510

Keywords:

Tannery wastes, heavy metal, chromium resistance, antibiotic resistance, public health

Abstract

Bacteria isolated from tannery wastes were evaluated for their resistance towards chromium (Cr) as well as antibiotics. Out of the twelve isolates, three bacterial strains showed Cr resistance even at 10 mg/ml concentration and were cocci in shape. Antibiogram suggested that these Cr-resistant bacteria were also resistant to multiple antibiotics. This study suggested that exposure to Cr in the environment can also lead to the development of antibiotic resistant microorganisms. Future research will disclose the mechanism underlying the existence of such dual resistance and also its impact on public health.

Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 14(2): 193-197, 2015 (December)

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Jalish Mahmud, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000



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Published

2016-06-28

How to Cite

Mahmud, J., Chowdhury, M. K., Sami, A. B., Akhand, A. A., & Ahsan, N. (2016). Co-resistance to Chromium and Antibiotics in Bacteria Isolated from Tannery Wastes. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 14(2), 193–197. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v14i2.28510

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