Microbiología del agua mineral del balneario

  1. María del Carmen de la Rosa Jorge
  2. Concepción Pintado García
  3. Carmina Rodriguez Fernandez
Anales de la Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia

ISSN: 1697-4271

Year of publication: 2015

Issue: 5

Pages: 54-63

Type: Article

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  • Year 2015
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.111
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: Cell Biology Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 275/298
  • Area: Molecular Biology Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 382/413
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  • Year 2015
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 0.1
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The autochthon and alocthon microbiota of the mineral water of the Villa de Olmedo Spa have been studied. The total number of microorganisms in the water was of 4.5 x103/mL and the number of heterotrophic viable bacteria was lower than 5 cfu/mL. Neither faecal indicators nor pathogenic microorganisms were found; therefore these waters comply with the Spanish regulations on drinking water. The autochthon microbiota mostly belongs to Gram negative bacilli, from the Class Gammaproteobacteria (68.5%) and in smaller percentage to the Gram positive cocci (14.3%). The most frequently found species was Pseudomonas stutzeri. Moreover ammonifying, nitrifiying, proteolytic and amylolytic bacteria have been detected in 100 mL of water, all of them involved in self-purification process of water.