ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Prakash Kumar Sarangi1, Gopal Krishna Sahu2 , Pratap Keshari Pattanaik3 and Ng.Joykumar Singh4
1Directorate of Research, Central Agricultural University, Imphal – 795004, India.
2Department of Biochemistry, Pt. J. N. M. Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh – 492 001, India.
3College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751003, India.
4College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal -795004, India.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2016, 10 (1): 613-616
© The Author(s). 2016
Received: 13/06/2015 | Accepted: 19/09/2015 | Published: 31/03/2016

This work has been carried out for the isolation of different Bacillus species isolated from various compost materials and their a-amylase activites were optimized and compared. Different compost materials such as agriculture compost, garbage waste and vegetable waste were selected for isolation of Bacillus species on the basis of their morphological and biochemical characteristics. Out of ten Bacillus species, four species were selected on the basis of amylase test. Among these four species, Bacillus coagulans showed the highest amount of amylase activity of 8.4 U/ml at 35°C and pH 7.0 after 24 h incubation period.


Bacillus, α-amylases, Compost, Waste.

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