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Effect of Microgravity on Most Frequently Isolated Microorganisms from Cosmetics
International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research
Volume 7, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages: 67-71
Received: Feb. 13, 2019; Accepted: Jun. 27, 2019; Published: Aug. 14, 2019
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Daniel Juwon Arotupin, Department of Microbiology, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Tosin Victor Adegoke, Department of Microbiology, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Kehinde Olusayo Awojobi, Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Temitope Samuel Aderanti, Department of Microbiology, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
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Microorganisms associated with commonly used cosmetics and effects of microgravity on most frequently isolated microorganism were investigated. The microorganisms isolated from the cosmetics were Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Bacillus cereus, Proteus vulgaris, Bacillus subtilis, Trichoderma piluliferum and Neocosmospora vasinfecta. Fifty percent of the cosmetics were contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, 31.82% contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, 22.73% contaminated with Escherichia coli, 13.64% contaminated with Proteus mirabilis, 13.64% contaminated with Bacillus cereus, 9.09% contaminated with Proteus vulgaris, 4.55% contaminated with Bacillus subtilis, 13.64% contaminated with Trichoderma piluliferum and 9.09% contaminated with Neocosmospora vasinfecta. The S. aureus which was the most frequently isolated bacteria was subjected to microgravity condition. The antibiotics susceptibility test of the most frequent bacteria (S. aureus) was investigated and it was observed that the S. aureus grown under stimulated microgravity condition exhibited resistance to antibiotic more than S. aureus grown under earth gravity. The most frequently isolated bacteria namely S. aureus exhibited greater resistance to antibiotics under stimulated microgravity condition than one under earth gravity condition at different time. The resistance of the S. aureus to antibiotics tends to increase with increased in revolution per minutes (rpm) at which the bacterium was subjected.
Cosmetics, Microorganisms, Contamination, Antibiotics, Microgravity, Rmp
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Daniel Juwon Arotupin, Tosin Victor Adegoke, Kehinde Olusayo Awojobi, Temitope Samuel Aderanti, Effect of Microgravity on Most Frequently Isolated Microorganisms from Cosmetics, International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 67-71. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbmr.20190702.11
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