Bacterial Indicators of Pollution in Danube Water and Sediment

El-Ghoddi, A. Nasser, Márialigeti, K. and Némedi, L.

Dept. of Microbiology, ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary
Metropolitan Institute of State Public Health and Health Officer Service, Dept. of Microbiology, Budapest, Hungary
Corresponding author: El-Ghoddi A. Nasser
Dept. of Microbiology, Loránd Eötvös University, H-1088 Múzeum körút 4a,
Budapest, Hungary

CEJOEM 1998, Vol.4. No.2.:161-169

Key words:
Water; sediment; bacteriological pollution; Danube River; Hungary. 

The present work was carried out to investigate the dominant water and sediment bacterial pollution indicators which are growing on selective and differential media. Two samples of water and sediments were collected at the border of Budapest at Római-part, in the axis of Nánási Street (1655 river km). Water sample was collected from the surface layer, meanwhile sediment sample was collected at 1.5 m water depth. The current results showed that 51 and 45 strains from the water and sediment samples were isolated, respectively. The highly dominant taxons for the water sample were Alcaligenes sp. and Enterobacter sp. On the other hand the most dominant taxons were Xanthobacter sp. and Pseudomonas sp. The details of the results will be discussed later.

Received: 31 December 1997
Accepted: 19 February 1998 
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Posted: 15 November 1998