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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Microbial diversity of Gumki cave and their potential role in enzyme production

Rachna Rautela , Seema Rawat, Rashmi Rawat, Pramila Verma,  A.B.Bhatt

Department of Botany and Microbiology, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, India 

Abstract

The work presents microbial community structure of Gumki cave for bioactive compound production. This cave represents a unique atmosphere which is totally different from outer atmosphere. Total 49 isolates were recovered from cave samples. Morphological and biochemical characterization revealed a community that contains nine genera of bacteria: Bacillus (27%), Paenibacillus (21%), Staphylococcus (20%), Streptococcus (16%), Salimicrobium (8%), Lysisnibacillus (2%), Aeromonas (2%), Proteus (2%) and Clostridium (2%). All these microbes were screened for different enzyme production and about 90% isolates displayed positive results for these enzymes. 75.51% recovered isolates were lipase producers, 47% were producing amylase and 24% and 12% bacteria produced protease and cellulase, respectively.

Amylase, Bacterial diversity, Cave, Cellulase, lipase, Protease

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Rautela, R., Rawat, S., Rawat, R., Verma, P., & Bhatt, A. B. (2017). Microbial diversity of Gumki cave and their potential role in enzyme production. Environment Conservation Journal18(3), 115-122.

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2017.18315

Received: 05.08.2017

Revised: 02.09.2017 

Accepted: 28.09.2017

First Online: 21.12. 2017

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2017.18315

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