Journal of
Microbiology and Antimicrobials

  • Abbreviation: J. Microbiol. Antimicrob.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2308
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 166

Full Length Research Paper

Isolation and molecular characterization of UTI associated Serratia marcescens TW1 from urine specimens

Tariq A. L.* and John Prabakaran J.
Department of Biotechnology, K.S.R. College of Arts and Science Autonomous, Tiruchengode-637215, Tamilnadu India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 May 2011
  •  Published: 30 June 2011



Among the 100 isolates, a bacterial strain TW1 was isolated from the urine tract specimens of infected women admitted at Government hospital, Namakkal District in Tamil Nadu, India, using caprylate thallious agar medium. The organism was characterized by all biochemical tests and showed similarity with Serratia marcescens. The genomic level confirmation done with 16s rDNA primer by submitting the genomic sequence to Gene Bank under ACC.No-GU046545 after comparing, showed 98% sequence similarity with S. marcescens and thus, the strain was named Serrtia marcescens TW1.


Key words: Urinary tract specimens, Serratia marcescens TW1, 16s rDNA genomic analysis.