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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 10
First page : ( 4252) Last page : ( 4256)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00779.5

Escherichia coli is the Dominant Bacteria Identified as Contaminant in Mobile Phones

Harini S., Panigrahy Abhipsa, Suneetha V.*

Department of Biotechnology, School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India-632014

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vsuneetha@vit.ac.in

Online published on 20 December, 2018.


The importance of this study is to bring awareness regarding the contamination of the mobile phones among the people. Mobile phones have become the part of people's life. The mobile phones are always in contact with the hands of the people. This constant usage causes infections and diseases that are associated with mainly skin and mouth. This study is to estimate the various harmful, highly pathogenic bacteria that are present in the surface of the mobile phones. The end of the research proved that there are several communicable disease causing bacteria present. The existence of Escherchia coli was more common among the phones collected for the study. About 76% of the phones were contaminated by E.coli was estimated.



Mobile phones, contamination, staining, biochemical characterisation.


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