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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 590-595
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.504.067


A Study on Characterization of EPS and Media Optimization for Bacterial Calcium Carbonate Precipitation
J. Neena Priya1,2*, M. Kannan3, P. Priyanka1 and S. Vergin Mary1
Research & Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore- 641 046, India
Department of Microbiology, Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women, Chennai- 600 028, India
Department of Microbiology, V. H. N. S. N. College, Virudhu nagar 626 001, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Bacteria isolated from different habitats have been reported for their ability to precipitate calcium carbonate both in natural and laboratory conditions. Calcium carbonate precipitation was a known example of extracellular bacterial biomineralization and this process played an important role in calcium precipitation. In this study bacterium such as Bacillus sp and Pseudomonas sp precipitated calcium carbonate in an in vitro condition. Optimization of the medium was carried out and the extracellular polymeric substance that influenced the process of precipitation was extracted by both physical and chemical methods and its chemical analysis of carbohydrate and protein content was performed. The extracellular polymeric substance by these bacteria mediated calcium carbonate precipitation and thereby has new revolution in various applications.


Keywords: Calcium carbonate,EPS, Biomineralization, Optimization.
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Neena Priya, J., M. Kannan, P.Priyanka and Vergin Mary, S. 2016. A Study on Characterization of EPS and Media Optimization for Bacterial Calcium Carbonate PrecipitationInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 590-595. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.504.067