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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.001


Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Bacterial Strains with Antifungal Activity from Termite Mound Soil
Rajni Devi, Richa Thakur and M.K. Gupta
Department of Microbiology, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, CSKHPKV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh-176062, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

We looked for bacterial strains with antifungal activity in the termite mound soil. We have detected good antifungal activity of bacterial strains which were selected on the basis of prescreening procedure to search for plant growth promoting traits. Twenty one bacterial isolates were tested against the pathogens Sclerotium rolfsii, Alternaria sp., Colletotrichum truncatum, Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium oxysporum. Only 10 out of 21 tested bacterial isolates showed antifungal activity against Fusarium oxysporum, 8 showed against Alternaria brassicae and Rhizoctonia solani, only one isolate showed against Sclerotium rolfsii. While, all the 21 tested bacterial isolates showed activity against Colletotrichum truncatum. Four efficient isolates named as NTS 65, BTS 14, BTS 16 and NTS 20 were further screened on the basis of 16S rRNA typing and these were identified as Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Bacillus methylotrophicus and Bacillus sp. The sequences of these isolates were submitted with NCBI gene bank.


Keywords: Termite mound soil, Fungal pathogens, Antibacterial activity
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Rajni Devi, Richa Thakur and Gupta, M.K. 2018. Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Bacterial Strains with Antifungal Activity from Termite Mound Soil.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1-7. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.001