FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
2022 Vol.28 No.2 PP 255-261
Antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli from clinical and drinking water sources of Northern India
V.K. Upadhyay1, A.K. Singh2 and *Anand Prakash Singh3
1Department of Zoology,
Sri A.K.P.G. College, VARANASI,
2Department of Botany,
C.M.P.P.G. College, University of Allahabad, PRAYAGRAJ,
3Department of Botany,
Bipin Bihari College, JHANSI
*Corresponding Author : E-mail: anandbotany@gmail.com
The distribution of antibiotic resistance rate to Ampicillin, Augumentin, Cephelexin Cefuroxime, Ceftriaxone, Gentamycin, Amikacin, Netilmycin, Ciprofloxacin, Ofloxacin, Chloramphenicol, Trimethioprim, Tetracycline & Furazolidone in E. coli isolated from drinking water sources and clinical sources have been investigated. The antibiotic resistance rate was significantly higher (p < .05, <. 01 & <. 001) in E. coli isolated from clinical sources in comparison to those from drinking water sources except for three antibiotics i.e. Cephelexin, Amikacin and Netilmycin. The Multidrug resistant (MDR) has also been observed in all these strains of E. coli. The prevalence of MDR was significantly (p<. 05) higher in clinical sources of E. coli for (10-12), numbers of antibiotics when compared to those from drinking water sources. These results suggested that the antibiotics resistance is significantly higher in clinical sources in comparison to drinking water sources.

KEY WORDS : Drug resistant, E. coli, Resistant pattern
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