search
for
 About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News  Donations


Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 16, No. 1, 2012, pp. 157-161
Bioline Code: ja12025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2012, pp. 157-161

 en Effects of Pollution on Vibrios check for this species in other resources in Woji River
Ojesanmi, A.S. & Ibe, S.N.

Abstract

The effect of pollution on Vibrio check for this species in other resources spp. in five sampling stations along Woji River in Port Harcourt was studied in the months of April and November 2010. Vibrio vulnificus check for this species in other resources , V. parahaemolyticus check for this species in other resources and Vibrio alginolyticus check for this species in other resources were isolated. The Plate count technique on Thiosulphate Citrate Bile Salt agar revealed a high population density of vibrios in the sampling stations than the Most Probable Number (MPN) technique. The average population density of vibrios ranged from 21MPN/100ml at Oginigba (station 1) to 1100MPN/100ml at Trans Amadi by slaughter (station 3) in April and 43MPN/100ml to 1100MPN/100ml in November respectively compared to plate counts that ranged from 2.2 x 105cfu/100ml to 1.6 x 108cfu/100ml in April and 3.2 x 105cfu/100ml to 2.6 x 108cfu/100ml in November respectively. The percentage proportion of Vibrio check for this species in other resources spp. to other heterotrophic bacteria ranged from 0.01 to 5.44% in April and 0.03 to 9.96% in November. The concentration of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Calcium, Magnesium, Hardness and chloride were much higher than the DPR/WHO limits and were not related to increase in presence of vibrios or their relative densities except for total dissolved solids. However, heterotrophic counts were high irrespective of the sampling station. There is therefore an urgent need to curtail the continued negative anthropogenic activities along the river course.

 
© Copyright 2012 - Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2017, Site last up-dated on 05-Dec-2017.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Internet Data Center of Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa, RNP, Brazil