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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 10
First page : ( 1591) Last page : ( 1592)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00314.0

Detection of Iut-A gene for the presence of siderophore protein among clinical isolates of Escherichia coli

Yuvaraj Samrithi1, Dr. Gopinath P2

1BDS 2nd Year, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

2Senior Lecturer, Department Of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

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Online published on 2 March, 2017.


One of the most common infectious diseases of humans is urinary tract infections (UTIs), with Escherichia coli responsible for >80% of cases worldwide. A sum of 20 urinary isolates of E. coli were subjected to antibiotic susceptibility testing and detected for iutA gene by PCR. We found increased percentage of isolates were shown to be resistant to different antibiotics and 70% of them were resistant to imipenem drug. 15% of them were harboring iutA gene by PCR. This implies that this gene is maybe one of the important virulent trait in association with urinary tract infections.



E. coli, iutA gene, Urinary Tract Infections, PCR.


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