ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Roopma Gandotra1, Payal Andotra1 , Hina1 and J.P. Sharma2
1Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu, India.
2IIIM, Canal Road, Jammu, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(1):109-116
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 14/01/2009 | Accepted: 24/02/2009| Published: 30/04/2009
Abstract

The present study aimed at the assessesment of water quality and to quantify microorganisms of health concerns of river Tawi – the main source of drinking water supplies for Jammu city and its outskirts. Seasonal changes in quantitative estimation of bacterial load (SPC & MPN) at four different stations of river Tawi showed a significant change. Various bacterial species viz. Escherichia coli, Salmonella sp. & Pseudomonas sp. were isolated from water as well as fish fauna of river Tawi, with the help of biochemical tests and further confirmation was done by molecular analysis (PCR). The correlation (p<0.05) of bacterial population with physico-chemical parameters was also enumerated and it was found to be positively correlated with temperature & alkalinity and negatively with pH, DO & FCO2.

Keywords

River Tawi, Bacterial load, Physico-chemical, Correlation, PCR

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