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Data on antibiotic resistance among indoor microbiome at Meerut, India


Poonam Rani1, Nouratan Singh2,*, Monika Bhaskar3 & Neeraj Tandan4



1Zoology Department, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, India; 2Department of Physiology, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah- 206130, Uttar Pradesh, India; 3School of Life Sciences, Department of Botany, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur- 495009, Chhattisgarh, India; 4Scientific and Applied Research Center, Post Box No. 2241, Meerut- 250001, U.P., India; *Corresponding Author



Poonam Rani - E-mail: poonam@hrc.du.ac.in

Nouratan Singh - E-mail: nouratansingh@gmail.com

Monika Bhaskar - E-mail: monikabhaskar22@gmail.com

Neeraj Tandan - E-mail: neerajtandan@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received January 21, 2022; Revised March 31, 2022; Accepted March 31, 2022, Published March 31, 2022



Microbial dynamics of the domestic environment and their antibiotic-resistant properties have been poorly characterized. We surveyed the microbial community and their antibiotic profiling located in the rural and urban areas of Meerut city, Uttar Pradesh, India. Results show that bacterial community load across all samples had more than 100-fold higher than fungal community (all p<0.05.). Based on population load, the kitchen of both rural (Fungal: 4.161.81 vs Bacteria: 160.527.13) and urban areas (Fungal: 6.21.02 vs Bacteria: 205.4630.9) were more contaminated than living rooms (rural area-Fungal: 2.130.74 vs Bacteria: 62.1720.68 and urban area- Fungal: 4.751.68 vs Bacteria: 74.887.53). Six bacteria, namely Pseudomonas sps; Citrobacter sps; Bacillus Subtilis; Brevundimonas diminuta; Bacillus megaterium; and Klebsiella pneumonia, showed dominance on all other bacterial and fungal sp hence, only these six bacteria were subjected to antibiotic sensitivity test (AST). In AST, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacillus Subtilis, Bacillus megaterium, were resistant to more than three antibiotics. The most sensitive strain for Ciprofloxacin, Streptomycin was Citrobacter sp. However, Pseudomonas sp was found sensitive only to Amoxillin. Brevundimonas diminuta is found most sensitive to all antibiotics. Plasmid profiling of selected bacteria suggests that antibiotic resistance properties arose from plasmids, not genomic ones. These findings give new insights into the local-scale distribution of MDR bacteria in a household environment.



House-hold microbial diversity; bacteria; fungi, antibiotic resistance; plasmid



Rani et al. Bioinformation 18(3): 293-296 (2022)


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Biomedical Informatics



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