Antibiotic Resistance of Diverse Bacteria from Aquaculture in Borneo

Kathleen, Michelle Mikal and Samuel, Lihan and Felecia, C. and Reagan Entigu, ak Linton @ Jerah and Kasing, Apun and Lesley Maurice, Bilung and Toh, S.C. (2016) Antibiotic Resistance of Diverse Bacteria from Aquaculture in Borneo. International Journal of Microbiology, 2016. ISSN 1687918X

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The administration of antimicrobials in aquaculture provides a selective pressure creating a reservoir of multiple resistant bacteria in the cultured fish and shrimps as well as the aquaculture environment. The objective of this study was to determine the extent of antibiotic resistance in aquaculture products and aquaculture’s surrounding environment in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Ninetyfour identified bacterial isolates constituted of 17 genera were isolated from sediment, water, and cultured organisms (fish and shrimp) in selected aquaculture farms. These isolates were tested for their antibiotic resistance against 22 antibiotics from several groups using the disk diffusion method. The results show that the highest resistance was observed towards streptomycin (85%).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibiotic Resistance, antimicrobials, aquaculture, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 06:13

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