IDENTIFICATION AND BIOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS ON UNKNOWN BACTERIA COLLECTED FROM SEA WATERAbstract
In marine habitats, a wide diversity of microorganisms such as bacteria, archaea, fungi, and microalgae will exist. Many investigations were reported in the literature on the diversity of marine bacteria and archaea, including their role, usefulness in various domains. It is found from the literature that less work has been reported in the literature related to the role and significance of microbes. Several orders of magnitude between the number of cells will be seen in seawater samples by direct observation and the number of colonies that can grow on agar plates. To prepare subculture, colonies were inoculated in nutrient agar and broth. Bacterial communities are composed of known species which are capable of forming colonies on agar plates but do so with low efficiency. Biochemical investigations were carried out in unknown bacterial samples collected from seawater to know the characteristic of bacteria.
P. Rajasulochana * and K. Mukundan
Department of Genetic Engineering, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
01 March 2019
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