Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 8 No. 6

Subterranean Depth Dependent the Modulation of Endo and Exoenzyme Secretion in Streptomyces prasinosporus: A Common Soil Actinomycete of India

Yogita Rajput1, Arvind Neral2 and Jayant Biswas3*

1Viral Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur, 492001, Chattisgarh, India. 2Department of Microbiology, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur - 492001, C.G., India. 3National Cave Research and Protection Organization, Central Laboratory, Raipur - 492001, Chattisgarh, India.

Received on 10 August 2014 and accepted on 13 September 2014



Actinomycetes are the most accustomed biotic component of almost all the subterranean caves of the world. The smell of this particular microorganism is indeed a typical characteristic of all the caves. Moreover, the Streptomyces sps. are also found to be highly useful for its highly potent enzyme producing properties, useful for various biotechnological tools and also medically useful antibiotic properties. In the present study the molecular confirmation of a particular actinomycete species Streptomyces prasinosporus occurring at various habitats of Kotumsar cave has been confirmed. Further the endo and exoenzyme secretion capacities of two important enzymes of the same actinomycete have been compared with respect to its occurrences in various cave habitats.

Keywords : Kotumsar Cave; Streptomyces prasinosporus; 16S rDNA; Alkaline protease, Glucose isomerase.