OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Sugar Utilization Potential of Micropolyspora Isolated from Extreme Environment

A. B. Koli, Prakash Thorat and S. W. Kulkarni

DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2012.18.20

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 1

Pages 18-20


Problem statement: Waste water of various industries contain large amount of organic compounds which are continuously added in sea via river which causes water pollution. There is need to degrade the organic content to abate water pollution. Approach: To stabilize the organic content in sea water, there was need to search such an organism which was efficient to degrade organic content. We had screened the actinomycetes having potential to degrade organic compounds. Results: Total six isolates of Micropolyspora were obtained, from which all isolates were found to utilize galactose, 50% isolates were able to utilize arabinose, fructose and xylose. 83% of isolates showed mannitol utilization while 67% isolates uses lactose as carbon source and 33% isolates utilizes rhamnose. Conclusion/Recommendation: From the study performed, we conclude that, obtained most of Micropolyspora isolate may be used for the stabilization of organic content and hence in abatement of pollution.


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