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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 39-47
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.006


Isolation and Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria from Banana Pseudostem
Shriniketan Puranik1*, K.B. Munishamanna2 and K.S. Sruthy1
1Department of Agriculture Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru-65, India
2AICRP on PHET Scheme, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru- 65, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Banana pseudostem comprises several polymers such as cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin and lignin that constitute fibers with good mechanical properties. These sugars can be used for production of various organic acids and alcohol. With the availability of such huge biomass as substrate, a wide range of microorganisms like bacteria and fungi grow on it. Lactic acid bacteria can grow on such sugars and can be isolated from banana pseudostem. In present study, lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were isolated from banana pseudostem core using MRS agar. The pseudo stem central core harbored the highest LAB population of 20.1 x 103 cfu/ g. The isolates showed varied morphological characteristics like oval, creamy, pin head colonies on MRS agar plates. LAB isolates also assimilated different carbon sources like glucose, dextrose, sucrose, fructose and lactose. Such isolates can further be used for fermentation studies with pseudostem as substrate.


Keywords: Banana pseudostem, Lactic acid bacteria
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How to cite this article: Shriniketan Puranik, K.B. Munishamanna and Sruthy, K.S. 2019. Isolation and Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria from Banana Pseudostem. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(03): 39-47. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.006Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 39-47. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.006