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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 510-515
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.064


Study of Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus Species Isolated from the Oral Cavity of Indian Cobra (Naja naja)
Soumya Ranjan Khatua1*, Rajashree Mishra1, Indramani Nath2, Debiprasanna Das3, Bhabani Shankar Satapathy1, Kailash Singh Bisht1 and Iswar Anand Senapati1
1Department of Veterinary Microbiology, 2Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, 3Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Snake bite is a major public health concern which can cause bacterial infection along with envenomation. The infection may be due to the bacteria present in mouth of venomous or nonvenomous snake which may contaminate the bite site during biting. In the present study coagulase negative Staphylococcus species from the oral cavity of two Indian cobras were isolated and identified and were screened for its biofilm forming ability using bentonite clay as a substrate. Various methods like Congored agar assay and tissue culture plate method were also used for quantitative estimation of biofilm formation. Oral swabs were collected from a 5year old female and 8year old male Indian cobra in an aseptic manner after observing the guidelines of capturing the wild snakes by professional environmentalists. The swab samples were processed as per routine microbial procedure and it was found that mostly coagulase negative Staphylococcus species got isolated from both the samples. Pure culture of Staphylococcus species were screened for various biochemical tests like coagulase test, catalase test etc. Gram positive, coagulase negative, catalase positive and growth in mannitol salt agar reveals the presence of characteristic Staphylococcus species and its detailed antimicrobial profile was conducted for public health point of view.


Keywords: Naja naja, Mouth, Staphylococcus, Biofilm
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Soumya Ranjan Khatua, Rajashree Mishra, Indramani Nath, Debiprasanna Das, Bhabani Shankar Satapathy, Kailash Singh Bisht and Iswar Anand Senapati. 2020. Study of Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus Species Isolated from the Oral Cavity of Indian Cobra (Naja naja).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 510-515. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.064