Paper Title
In-vitro Assessment of Antibacterial Activity of Soil Bacteria from Northern India

The present study is carried out by isolation of soil bacteria and their antibacterial activity against specific organisms in the form of multidrug resistant (MDR) pathogens. In this article total of 14 soil samples were collected from different places of Lucknow (Northern India) based on geographical location thirteen bacterial strains were isolated after pure culturing (C1- C13) and further tested against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa by disc diffusion method. Four samples out of 13 showed a good antibacterial activity [ C1, C11,C12 and C13], biochemical tests were performed by Bergey’s manual .The identification of four bacterial isolates was performed by 16S rRNA analysis from Imtech, Chandigarh and it was found that C-13 bacterial isolate was Bacillus cereus (ATCC no. 14579) showing 99.93 percentage pair wise similarities. Keywords - Bacteria, Multidrug resistant pathogens, Antibacterial, 16S rRNA and Bacillus cereus.