African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5045

Full Length Research Paper

Isolation and exploitation of Aspergillus ochraceus RM82 against human pathogenic bacteria

Riaz Muhammad, Sajid Ali and Bashir Ahmad*
Pharma biotech Research Laboratory, Centre for Biotechnology and Microbiology, University of Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 November 2011
  •  Published: 30 December 2011

Abstract

 

In the present research work, soil samples were collected from different hospitals of District Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, contaminated with hospital disposable materials. Aspergillus ochraceus was isolated from the soil through serial dilution followed by morphological identification. Furthermore, different strains of human pathogenic bacteria were isolated from hospitalized patient’s blood, urine and pus samples. The isolated A. ochraceus was tested against the isolated pathogenic bacterial strains for antimicrobial activities. Antibacterial results were observed against multi drugs resistant (MDR) human pathogenic bacteria.

 

Key words: Aspergillus ochraceus, pustule, antimicrobial, multi drugs resistant.