STUDIES ON MICROBIAL DIVERSITY OF POLYGALACTURONASE PRODUCING BACTERIA FROM THE SOIL OF VEGETABLES MARKET OF PATAN

  • SANJAY PATEL , DIPIKA PANDYA AND S.A. BHATT SANJAY PATEL , DIPIKA PANDYA AND S.A. BHATT DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES, HEMCHANDRACHARYA NORTH GUJARAT UNIVERSITY, PATAN, INDIA. Corresponding author’s e-mail: sanjay1317@yahoo.com
Keywords: KEY WORDS, Brahamstra, Brown spot of rice, Disease intensity, Trichoderma harzianum.

Abstract

ABSTRACT:

Present work is carried out to check the study microbial diversity of polygalacturonase producing bacteria from the soil of fruits and vegetables market. Soil which is continuously dumped with waste of fruits and vegetables are rich sources of biopolymer viz, pectin, cellulose and hemicellulose. Presence of such biopolymer selectively promotes the growth of microorganisms which have potential to degrade pectin. In this study more than one hundred and twenty bacterial species are isolated from the soil on the basis of their cell and colony morphology. From these isolates, forty five bacterial species found to produce polygalacturonase enzyme and same have check for capability to produce protease and amylase enzyme. This study provides useful information of the microbial diversity of the soil of fruits and vegetable market. Further it is helpful to study the metabolism of microorganisms to degrade diverse biopolymer.

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