European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience


European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2013)

Biochemical Characterisation of Microbial Isolates from Berger Area Abattoir at Lagos/ O gun State Boundary Nigeria


Adeyinka A, Fagade O.E, Ogunjobi A.A

Abattoir samples (water, sediment and soil) were collected and analysed. Thirty bacteria isolates were obtained from samples collected and analysed.  Various biochemical tests  were carried out on the isolates, the probable identity of each genera include: Staphylococcus species was gram positive cocci in clusters, catalase positive, oxidase negative and non- motile.Streptococcus species was gram positive in chains, catalase negative and motile. Bacillus species, was gram positive rod with terminal spores, catalase positive and hydrolsed starch. Proteus species was gram negative rod, methyl red positive, voges-proskauer negative and unable to utilized mannitol sugar to produce acid and gas. Citrobacter species was methyl red positive, voges-proskauer negative, indole negative and citrate positive. Enterobacter species was gram negative rod, methyl red negative, voges-proskauer positive and indole negative. Escherichia coli was gram negative rod, methyl red positive, voges-proskauer negative and indole positive. Samonella species was gram negative rod, methyl red positive, Voges-proskauer negative, citrate positive and utilized mannitol sugar with acid and gas production. The probable identity of the isolates are Staphylococcus species, Streptococcus species, Bacillus species, Proteus species, Citrobacter species, Enterobacter species, Escherichia coli and Samonella species with reference to Bergey’s manual of determinative bacteriology.
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Adeyinka A, Fagade O.E, Ogunjobi A.A. Biochemical Characterisation of Microbial Isolates from Berger Area Abattoir at Lagos/ O gun State Boundary Nigeria. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2013, Pages 20-24
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience