Biodegradation of Plastics by Pseudomonas putida isolated from Garden Soil Samples
Ponniah Saminathan, Anandan Sripriya, Kaliappan Nalini, Thangavelu Sivakumar, Veerapandiyan Thangapandian
Corresponding Author : Ponniah Saminathan
Sasham biologicals, No.81, IV Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai-83, India.
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Received : 2014-05-22 Accepted : 2014-06-17 Published : 2014-06-17
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, V1I302. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.912278
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.
Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology
ISSN : 2348-7313
Volume 1 / Issue 3
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Reviewer Comments : 1# The article was not technical in understanding but clearly written.
The article presented solid research results backed by convincing and in-depth explanation.
The research area is relevant and significant to the present days to a safe and plastic free environment.
A significant research area to be replicated and improved on for fast degradation of plastics.
Saidu Joy Zitgwai
Lecturer I University of Benin, Benin City,Nigeria.
2#This research work is well done and it is very important attempt using bacteria Pseudomonas putida as a biological control to solve a big environmental issue which is accumulating the plastics in the environment, and their several adverse impacts known to all, so this is a good and new approach to eliminate this pollutant, and this will be promising solution in the near future, which intern reducing the cost of eliminating this pollutant.
Associate prof. Mohammed H. Mahklouf
Department of Botany, Faculty of Sciences, Tripoli University, Libya.