International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2019)
Diversity of bacterial flora and their EXO enzyme and antibiotic profiling from bird droppings/fecal matter from Western Ghats, Kerala, India
Diversity which is one of the most widely studied ecologic properties, is fundamental to the field of ecology itself. It is widely reported and often promoted as an indicator of ecosystem state due to its relationships with productivity, functioning, and stability. Very little is known about the normal gastrointestinal flora of wild birds, or how it might affect or reflect the host's life-history traits. The aim of this study was to survey the species richness of bacteria in the feces of a wild population of birds of Western Ghats, Kerala. Bacterial diversity of birds was analyzed and out of the sixteen isolates, six were found to be potent and capable of producing more than two enzymes qualitatively and thus efficient on their exoenzyme production. Molecular characterization revealed their identities to be Burkholderiasp, Bacillus pumilus, Lysinibacillus sp., Paenalcaligenes suwonensis, Kurthiagibsonii, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Antibiotic sensitivity tests by disc diffusion assay showed that some of them were resistant to multiple drugs.
How to cite this article:
Krishna VR, Achamma Thomas, Anitha Abraham. Diversity of bacterial flora and their EXO enzyme and antibiotic profiling from bird droppings/fecal matter from Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(2):19-24.