Microbial Contamination Potential and Antibiotic Resistance Profile of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli Isolated from Ipomoea batatas Leaf

International Journal of Pathogen Research

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Title Microbial Contamination Potential and Antibiotic Resistance Profile of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli Isolated from Ipomoea batatas Leaf
 
Creator Attien, Paul Yao
Kouassi, Clément Kouassi
Wele, Mamadou
Sina, Haziz
Moussa, Lamine Baba-
 
Description Traditional leafy vegetables are recommended because there are important sources of nutrients and they protect against certain non-communicable diseases. This study aimed at assessing the microbiological quality of Ipomoea batatas leaves and evaluating the susceptibility to antibiotics of isolated S. aureus and E. coli strains.
Heighten samples of I. batatas leaves collected were analyzed for research / enumeration of mesophilic total aerobic flora, enterobacteriaceae, yeasts, molds, fecal coliforms, fecal streptococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Salmonella strains and Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus. The microorganisms were identified using appropriate medium and classical biochemical tests. The susceptibility to eleven conventional antibiotics was investigated by the disk diffusion method.
The I. batatas leaves showed high contamination by various flora, in particular flora indicative of general pollution (aerobic mesophilic germs, yeasts and molds, enterobacteria) and flora of fecal origin (fecal coliforms and fecal streptococcus). In addition, the presence of pathogenic species such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Salmonella sp. was noted in the samples analyzed. Globally, the highest resistance proportion has been observed with penicillin (~65%) and none of the S. aureus strains was resistant to vancomycin.
From a microbiological point of view, Ipomoea batatas leaf intended for consumption is not suitable for human consumption. It is therefore important to educate producers to improve their production route in order to have better microbiological quality I. batatas leaves.
 
Publisher International Journal of Pathogen Research
 
Date 2020-12-26
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
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Identifier http://journalijpr.com/index.php/IJPR/article/view/30148
10.9734/ijpr/2020/v5i430148
 
Source International Journal of Pathogen Research; 2020 - Volume 5 [Issue 4]; 84-93
2582-3876
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journalijpr.com/index.php/IJPR/article/view/30148/56570
http://journalijpr.com/index.php/IJPR/article/view/30148/56571
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 © 2020 Attien et al.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 

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