Evaluation of Phenotype and Genotype of Enterobacter Aerogenes
Abstract Enterobacter aerogenes (E. aerogenes) has been commonly described as a versatile opportunistic pathogen in hospital infections. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the impact of biofield treatment on E. aerogenes for its phenotypic and genotypic characteristics. E. aerogenes bearing ATCC 13048 (American Type Culture Collection) was procured from Bangalore Genei, in sealed pack and divided into control and treated groups. Treated group was subjected to Mr. Trivedi’s biofield treatment and analyzed for antimicrobial susceptibility, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), biochemical reactions, and biotype using automated MicroScan Walk-Away® system. Keywords: Enterobacter aerogenes, Biofield treatment; Phenotyping, Polymorphism; RAPD; 16S rDNA analysis Introduction Enterobacter aerogenes (E. aerogenes) is a common organism of most of the hospital-acquired infections. Biofield is the name given to the electromagnetic field that permeates and surrounds living organisms .