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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 994-1003

Characterization of Cyanobacterial Isolates from Rann of Kutch for Salinity Tolerance
Yattapu Prasad Reddy, Ravindra Kumar Yadav and G. Abraham
Centre for Conservation and Utilization of BGA, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012, India
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Isolation and characterization of cyanobacteria from extreme environment is important in identifying novel molecules and understanding the mechanisms underlying the tolerance. Therefore in the present study an attempt was made to isolate, identify and characterize cyanobacteria from Runn of Kutch experiencing high levels of salinity. On the basis of microscopic, morphological and cultural characteristics the identified cyanobacterial strains included Anabaena, Nostoc, Westielliopsis, Phormidium and Synechocystis. Further analysis on the basis of 16S rDNA sequence and BLAST analysis confirmed their identity. Growth, cellular constituents and parameters of nitrogen assimilation in these strains were studied and showed significant differences. The present investigation helped in the identification of cyanobacterial strains tolerant to high salt concentration will help in selecting appropriate strains as bio-fertilizer.

Keywords: Cyanobacteria, Extreme environment, 16 S r DNA

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Yattapu Prasad Reddy, Ravindra Kumar Yadav and Abraham G. 2018. Characterization of Cyanobacterial Isolates from Rann of Kutch for Salinity Tolerance.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 994-1003. doi:
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