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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(11): 623-630
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.511.073


Utilization of Low Cost Carbon Substrates and Optimization Studies for Maximum Yield of Polyhydroxybutyrate from B.megaterium
Neelam K. Naranje1*, Bharat J. Wadher1 and Manohar G. Muddeshwar2
1P.G. Department of Microbiology, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur-440001, India
2Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Nagpur-440009, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Bacillus species are extremely widespread in nature and may be isolated from soil, water, dust, air and many foods. Being first described over 100 years ago B. megaterium has been an attractive choice for scientific as well as industrial applications.  The study aimed at isolating a potential polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) accumulating B. megaterium strain and optimization of process parameters for increased PHB production by the strain. Among different four substrates exploited for optimization study, Wheat bran and cotton seed oil cake found to be best for PHB accumulation. Use of ANOVA “one variable at a time” for optimization studies suggested the significant factors that influenced the PHB production by Bacillus megaterium.


Keywords: B. megaterium, Polyhydroxybutyrate, Biodegradable plastic, Optimization carbon & nitrogen source.
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Neelam K. Naranje, Bharat J. Wadher and Manohar G. Muddeshwar. 2016. Utilization of Low Cost Carbon Substrates and Optimization Studies for Maximum Yield of Polyhydroxybutyrate from B.megaterium.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(11): 623-630. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.511.073