Isolation and Characterization of Morganella morgani from Alkaline Urine

Mohammed Sabri abdul-Razak

Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية
ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2004 Volume: 1 Issue: 3-4 Pages: 234-239
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل


A total of 75 alkaline urine samples obtained from patients with urinary tract infections, only six isolates of Morganella morgani were isolated. All these isolates were urease producers, which was produced constitutively & was responsible for changing the pH of urine into alkaline. Also, some isolates were able to produce haemolysin (two isolates), uronic acid (one isolates) and morganocin (one isolates). Furthermore, Antimicrobiol sensitivity tests were performed on Morganella isolates & they showed high resistance rates against the commonly used antimicrobial agents: ampicilline, amoxicilline, trimethoprim, nalidixic acid & cephalexin, where as all isolates were sensitive at high rates to ciprofloxacin & cefotaxim which nowadays used successfully in treatment of UTI. This work was the first one performed one Morganella morgani in Hilla province Iraq.