Three bacterial isolates and one fungal isolate were obtained from a local tannery effluent. The isolates were identified and characterized based on their morphological and biochemical characters. Of the isolates obtained, Staphylococcus aureus was found to be the most efficient in detoxification of hexavalent chromium, the most toxic form of chromium in effluents. Comparative study and effect of chromium on pigment production was also studied.
Hexavalent chromium, Staphylococcus aureus, Detoxification
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