Production and Characterization of Polyhydroxybutarate from Halophilic Bacteria

Authors(3) :-Vinod P. S, Deepali S. Kulkarni, M. B. Sulochana

Halophilic microorganisms thrive at elevated concentrations of sodium chloride up to saturation and are capable of growing on a wide variety of carbon sources. Hence, the biotechnological application of these microorganisms can cover many aspects one of these is bioplastic production. Biodegradable plastics are plastics that are decomposed by the action of living organisms using bacteria. Biodegradable plastic is a renewable biopolymers synthesized in bacteria having similar characteristics of plastics produced from petroleum character. In the following work preisolated halophilic strains were screened for PHB production. The positive strains were subjected to PHB production. Estimation of PHB was done by using UV spectrophotometer and FTIR. Highest PHB producing strain was further used for optimization of different parameters for PHB production.

Authors and Affiliations

Vinod P. S
Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India
Deepali S. Kulkarni
Department of Biotechnology, Walchand College of arts and science, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
M. B. Sulochana
Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India

Halophiles, Polyhydroxybutyrate, Bioplastic, Nile blue, Biomedical.

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 11 | November-December 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-11-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 44-52
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Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Vinod P. S, Deepali S. Kulkarni, M. B. Sulochana, " Production and Characterization of Polyhydroxybutarate from Halophilic Bacteria", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 11, pp.44-52, November-December-2018. Available at doi :
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