Greener Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials

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Lynn et al

Greener Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials Vol. 2 (1), pp. 001-006, March 2014.

 ISSN: 2354-2284 © 2013 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 111513964


Isolation of Some Pathogens in Burukutu, a Local Drink, Sold in Sengere Village, Girie Local Gorvernment, Adamawa State


*1Lynn M., 2Alibe Wasa, 3Brisca J. and 3De N.


1Department of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Hospital Zambuk, Gombe State.

2Department of Biological Sciences, Gombe State University.

3Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology Yola.


Email: 2alibewasa @ gmail. com, Tel: +2347061813221


*Corresponding Author’s Email: lynnmaori09 @ gmail. com


A total of sixteen (16) samples of burukutu were collected from different houses in Sangere village, Girei LGA for determination of prevalence of some pathogens in these samples. The pH of the samples was in the range of 3.24-3.82. Gram staining and biochemical tests revealed that the samples contain some pathogens namelyStaphylococcus aureus and species of Shigella and Salmonella. The values of total bacteria count of the samples were in the range of 1.11 x 104- 4.00x104 in nutrient agar medium and 0.50x104-2.20x104 in salmonella shigella agar medium.

Keywords: Burukutu, Salmonella, Shigella, Staphylococcus.

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