ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : A. Al-Kufi, Dafer

Exploration About Fecal-Coliform bacteria of Al-Hawizeh Marsh Shorelines / Basrah / Iraq

Mohammed J. S. Al-Haidarey; Dafer A. Al-Kufi; Meison A. Al-Selamy

journal of kerbala university, Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 210-218

Triplicate samples were collected in 250 ml sterile glass bottles from 13 wet stations in shoreline of Al-Hawizeh Marsh, during June, ِAug, Dec (2008), and March (2009) for investigated the total count of bacteria (TC), most probability number of Coliform bacteria (MPN), and some water parameters includes: electrical conductivity (EC), salinity (Sal), dissolved oxygen (DO), and pH were determined.
The results shown that the TC of bacteria were significant elevation in station 13 (5.167 × 103 CFU/ ml during Dec to 13.9× 103 CFU/ ml during March), when compared with station 10 (0.031 × 103 CFU/ ml during Dec. to 0.327 × 103 CFU/ ml during Jun). However, E coli elucidate significantly in stations 5, 7, and 13 when compared with stations 3, 9, and 10 (varied between 1.7 × 103 CFU/100 ml in station 13, to 0.008 × 103 CFU/100 ml in station 10).
The significant differences between all sites for all months was clarified by the analysis of variance (ANOVA). The correlation between TC and MPN of bacteria with dissolved oxygen and pH were negative significant , with salinity and electrical conductivity were positive significant in level 0.01.