ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF ESCHERICHIA COLI FROM DOG'S FECES AND STUDY OF THE CHARACTERISTIC PROPERTIES OF IT'S PRODUCED ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT

Abstract

ABSTRACT Escherichia coli was isolated from 56 dog fecal sample (69.14%) out of 81 collected samples. The antibacterial activity of E. coli isolate was primarily and secondarily screened on sold and liquid media. The results of primary screening showed that 56 isolates had antibacterial activity against tested gram positive and negative standard strains. By secondary screening E. coli isolate was able to produce antimicrobial agent in fermentation media at different incubation conditions, but larger amount of produced antimicrobial agent was obtained at 37Co, 24h, 180rpm by used seed and fermentation media. Different methods were used to determine the purity and to characterize the produced antimicrobial agent physically, chemically and biologically. The results of purity test revealed that the produced antimicrobial agent appeared as pure compound with only one spot in paper chromatography. The result of physical, chemical and biological characterization showed that the produced antimicrobial agent was peptide material with low toxicity 2350mgkg body weight.