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Biodegradation of Plastics by Pseudomonas putida isolated from Garden Soil Samples
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Biodegradation of Plastics by Pseudomonas putida isolated from Garden Soil Samples


Ponniah Saminathan, Anandan Sripriya, Kaliappan Nalini, Thangavelu Sivakumar, Veerapandiyan Thangapandian

1 Sasham biologicals, No.81, IV Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai-83, India.
2 Department of Microbiology, Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai, India.
3 Department of Microbiology, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, India.


Corresponding author :

Ponniah Saminathan,
Sasham biologicals,
No.81, IV Avenue, Ashok Nagar,
Chennai-83, India.
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Received: May 22, 2014,   Accepted: June 17, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

An attempt was made to isolate Pseudomonas putida from garden soil samples and to characterize its degrading ability on plastic material. This work reveals that the garden soil is a good source of microbes capable of degrading plastic materials. P. putida have the ability to convert the complex plastic material was determined in terms of weight loss of the material. It degrades the plastic material up to 75.3% within a month. The plastic samples tested in this study were polythene bag, plastic bag, plastic cup and milk cover. Among the plastic samples, milk cover was found to be more degradative (75.3%) plastic material.


Keywords: biodegradation; plastics; P. putida; weight loss; intracellular protein.


Citation:

Ponniah Saminathan, et al (2014). Biodegradation of Plastics by Pseudomonas putida isolated from Garden Soil Samples. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V1I3. DOI: 10.15297/JABZ.V1I3.06


Copyright:

© 2014 Ponniah Saminathan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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