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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 3788-3794
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.468


Characterization of Psychrophilic Bacteria Involved in Solid Waste Decomposition under Temperate Conditions
Misbah Ajaz1*, Mohammad Y. Zargar1, Zahoor A. Baba1, Zaffar M. Dar1, Mushtaq A. Malik1, Khalid Rasool1, Showkat Maqbool2, Imtiyaz J. Khan1 and Malik Asif1
1Division of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Sher e Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (J&K), India
2Division of Agri, Economics and Statistics, Sher e Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (J&K), India

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Abstract:

A total of 10 samples were collected from Agricultural waste dump sites from various areas of Ladakh and 12 isolates of bacteria were isolated using Nutrient Agar medium. The optimal cultural conditions, microbiological characteristics, biochemical characteristics, antagonistic and synergistic activities within the strains and production of extracellular enzymes of the bacterial strains were documented. Colonies were isolated, cultured and characterized by gram staining and biochemical tests. Six isolates were found to be gram negative while 4 were gram positive. All isolates were positive for amylase, cellulose, xylanase and protease production. It was found that bacterial isolates produce chemical(s) inhibitory to other bacterial strains including both gram positive and gram negative bacteria. These results have increased the scope of finding agro -industrially important bacteria from agricultural waste dump sites and these isolates could be vital source for the discovery of industrially useful enzymes/molecules.


Keywords: Psychrophiles, solid decomposition, enzyme activities, ladakh
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Misbah Ajaz, Mohammad Y. Zargar, Zahoor A. Baba, Zaffar M. Dar, Mushtaq A. Malik, Khalid Rasool, Showkat Maqbool, Imtiyaz J. Khan and Malik Asif. 2018. Characterization of Psychrophilic Bacteria Involved in Solid Waste Decomposition under Temperate Conditions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 3788-3794. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.468