@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001163,
	  title     = {Heavy Metals and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Green Turtles are Indicators of Environmental Pollution},
	  author    = {S. K. Al-Musharafi and  I. Y. Mahmoud and  S. N. Al-Bahry},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Freshly laid eggs from green turtles, Chelonia mydas,
were randomly collected from Ras Al-Hadd Reserve, Oman.
Eggshells taken from eggs and sand collected from the body chamber
were analyzed for eight heavy metals (Al, Br, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, S, and
Zn) using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP).
Heavy metal concentrations varied significantly (P<0.05) between
nest sand and eggshells. Zn values were significantly higher than the
other heavy metals. A total of 60 heterotrophic bacteria belong to
eight genera were isolated from fresh egg contents (albumen and
yolk). Resistance of the isolates to Ak = amikacin, Ak = amikacin,
Amp= ampicillin, Gm= gentamycin, Cn = chloramphenicol, Min =
minocycline, N = Neomycin, S= streptomycin, Smx =
sulphamethoxazole, Tmp = trimethoprim, Tob = tobramycin was
tested. More than 40% of the isolates were multiple resistant to 2-10
antibiotics. Most of the resistant strains were also resistant to Zn. The
value of these findings may indicate that the origin of pollution is of
human contaminated effluents.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {4},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {409 - 412},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001163},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/100},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 100, 2015},