International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biochemistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023 | Rating: 4.7 / 10


Isolation, Characterization and Growth Study of Pseudomonas sp. from Plastic Contaminated Soil

Mahesh Arvind | Jayanth D R | Eesha Prasad [2]


Abstract: An aerobic microorganism with the ability to utilize phenol as a carbon and energy source was isolated from a site contaminated with plastic wastes. The isolate was identified as a Pseudomonas sp. based on morphological, physiological, and biochemical tests. The isolated strain showed optimal growth at 25 ? and pH of 7. The phenol utilization studies with the Pseudomonas sp. showed that the complete assimilation occurred in 24 hours. The microorganism metabolized phenol up to 53mM concentrations. The bacterial strain was immobilized in alginate beads and its phenol degradation efficiency was observed to increase many folds.


Keywords: Aerobic Microorganism, Phenol utilization, Pseudomonas sp., Plastic Waste Contamination, Alginate Bead Immobilization


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,


Pages: 1385 - 1389



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