Correlation Between Heavy Metal Resistance and Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacterial Isolates From Different Industrial Effluent Samples


  • Shumaila Majid Jinnah University for Women, Karachi
  • Ayman Sadat Jinnah University for Women, Karachi


Industrial effluent, Heavy Metals, Cadmium, Chromium, Mercury,, Lead,


Due to rapid increase in industrialization pollution of environment with toxic heavy metals turns into the world's biggest issue. To beat these issues substantial metal safe organisms are currently used to treat such water in water treatment plant before dumping it into water bodies. These organisms indicated impervious to a few anti-infection agents alongside metal resistance. Material and Methods: Six industrial ifulent tests were gathered from various mechanical zones. The segregates were recognized on the premise of morphological, cultural and biochemical tests. The MIC of substantial metals was resolved. The anti-microbial susceptibility was checked by Kirby Bauer Disk Diffusion strategy. In the present study out of 9 segregates from various examples (66.7%) were gram positive and (33.3%) were gram negative confines. All the isolates demonstrated resistance to substantial metals. The Cadmium and Mercury were profoundly dangerous to all segregates aside from Enterobacter and Chromium was less harmful to all isolates and they endure high centralizations of Chromium. All the gram positive separates were exceedingly impervious to all anti-infection with the exception of Vancomycin and Ampicillin and all the gram negative confines were impervious to all antiinfection agents aside from Ciprofloxacin and Nalidixic acid. These substantial metal enduring microorganisms can be utilized to for the bioremediation procedure to clean our surroundings and biological system. The utilization of organisms for cleaning procedure of environment is simple and modest strategy since microorganism’s exhibit all over the place and they likewise built up specific instruments to make due in such sort of contaminated environment which is extremely useful for us to utilize them for our advantages.

Author Biographies

Shumaila Majid, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi

Department of Microbiology

Ayman Sadat, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi

Department of Microbiology