ISSN  2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN 2320-7817  (Print)

Type - Quarterly 


Original Research

   Year 2013 |  Vol. 1 | Issue 4 | Page Nos. 291-293


Isolation and Screening of Cellulose Degrading Microbes from
Nagpur Region Soil.


Gomashe AV, Gulhane PA and Bezalwar PM* 

Department of Microbiology, S.S.E.S.A’s Science College, Congress Nagar, Nagpur-440012 (MS), India
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Cellulose is world’s most abundant organic substance and comprises a major storage form of glucose. Microbial cellulose utilization is responsible for one of the largest material flow in the biosphere therefore the aim of the study is to isolate cellulose degrading microbes from soil samples collected from different regions and to identify cellulose degrading microbes including bacteria and fungi. Two different types of cellulose-degrading bacteria and two types of cellulose degrading fungi were isolated from six different soil samples for cellulose degradation. A total of two isolates each of Thermoactinomycetes spp. and Pseudomonas spp. were isolated as well as two isolates of Aspergillus spp. and one isolate of Penicillium spp. were also isolated. Clear zone around the colony was the indication of the cellulose degradation activity of the microorganisms.


Received : October 06, 2013 

Revised Received: November 25, 2013

Final Accepted: December 15, 2013

Date of Online Before Print: December 30, 2013


Editor : Dr. Arvind Chavhan

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