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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 475-483
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.058


Isolation and Screening of Lignin and Cellulose Degrading Proficient Microbial Strains from Diverse Biotic Substrates Based on Qualitative Traits
S. Keerthana1, P. Kalaiselvi1*, M. Maheshwari1 and T. Kalaiselvi2
1Department of Environmental Sciences,
2Department of Agricultural Microbiology, TNAU, Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore, TN, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Lignocellulosic material is one of the substances resistant to degradation. The cellulose and lignin present in these materials have high molecular weight, structurally complex material consisting of various biologically stable linkages which are unable to breakdown. The utilization of biological method to degrade lignocellulose waste materials has been very effective and eco-friendly method. The present study was aimed to isolate lignocellulosic waste degrading bacterial and fungal strains from different organic sources. The degraded wood, degraded leaves, compost, termite gut were selected as a source. Enrichment of sample source was also done to isolate the microbial strains. Totally 20bacterial colonies and 8 fungal colonies were isolated, from those 28 isolates only 2 bacterial and 2 fungal isolates confirmed as cellulose and lignin degraders through conformational test. The isolated 2 bacterial and 2 fungal strains were identified as Achromobacter sp., Pseudomonas sp., Aspergillus sp. and Fusarium sp. respectively, have having significant potential for using them in the treatment of lignin and cellulose degradation.


Keywords: Lignin, Cellulose, Biodegradation, Organic source, Dominant strains
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Keerthana, S., P. Kalaiselvi, M. Maheshwari and Kalaiselvi, T. 2019. Isolation and Screening of Lignin and Cellulose Degrading Proficient Microbial Strains from Diverse Biotic Substrates Based on Qualitative Traits.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 475-483. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.058