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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 18, No. 4, 2014, pp. 669-674
Bioline Code: ja14089
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2014, pp. 669-674

 en Effect of Radiofrequency Radiation from Telecommunication Base Stations on Microbial Diversity and Antibiotic Resistance
ADEBAYO, E.A.; ADEEYO, A.O.; AYANDELE, A.A. & OMOMOWO, I.O.

Abstract

We aimed to investigate the effects of radiofrequency radiation from telecommunication on bacteria diversity and antibiotic sensitivity of surrounding bacteria micro-flora. In all cases of bacteria isolated, results indicated that radiation majorly influences and selected bacteria of specific morphology (rod-like, gram positive and spore formers) belonging to the genera Bacillus check for this species in other resources , Clostridium check for this species in other resources , Corynebacterium check for this species in other resources and Sporosarcina check for this species in other resources . Spore formation have been associated with prevention of DNA damage, this suggest that radiation may imposes stress detrimental to various non-spore forming, gram negative bacteria of nonrod morphology. The antibiotic resistance pattern indicated resistance above 50% in three of the ten common antibiotics tested with the highest of 96% recorded against zinnacef, followed by amoxicillin (70%) and ampiclox (56%). The highest resistance recorded was attributed to Bacillus spp while lowest resistance was recorded in Corynebacterium. The two largest groups of isolates; Bacillus and Clostridium have been reported as human pathogens and found to be multidrug resistant.

 
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