Multidrug and Heavy Metal-Resistant Raoultella planticola Isolated from Surface Water


Koc S., Kabatas B., İÇGEN B.

BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, cilt.91, ss.177-183, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 91 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00128-013-1031-6
  • Dergi Adı: BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.177-183

Özet

A surface water isolate of Raoultella sp. having both multidrug- and multimetal-resistant ability was isolated and identified as Raoultella planticola. R. planticola displayed resistance to 15 drugs like ampicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, aztreonam, erythromycin, imipenem, oxacillin, pefloxacin, penicillin, piperacillin, piperacillin/tazobactam, rifampin, sulbactam/cefoperazone, ticarsillin, ticarsillin/clavulanic acid, vancomycin, and to 11 heavy metals like aluminum, barium, copper, iron, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, strontium, and tin. The multidrug and multi-metal-resistant R. planticola may remain present in the environment for a long time. Due to a possible health risk of these pathogenic bacteria, a need exists for an accurate assessment of their acquired resistance to multiple drugs and metals.