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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 2154-2161
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.251


Microbial Activity and Cellulose Degraders in Termite Mound Soil
S.Subi and A. Merline Sheela*
Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India – 600 025
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Soil samples collected from two termite mound soils in Anna University campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu were characterized for the various parameters such as pH, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Total organic carbon (TOC), Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus(P) and Potassium (K)and microbial activity. The dehydrogenase enzyme activity was found to be 25 and 23mg TriphenylFormosan (TPH) mg/g/h respectively for the two termite mound soils. Further, the presence of cellulose degrading organisms was confirmed by the clearing zones (about 20mm diameter) produced on Agar medium supplemented with Carboxy Methyl Cellulose(CMC) and the population was observed to be 25 and 20 x 106Colony Forming Units(CFU)/ g soil (dry weight basis). By Gram staining, it was confirmed that the bacterial species belonged to Gram negative.


Keywords: Microbial Activity, Cellulose Degraders, Termite Mound Soil
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Subi, S. and Merline Sheela, A. 2020. Microbial Activity and Cellulose Degraders in Termite Mound SoilInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 2154-2161. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.251