A study to isolate the Alkaliphiles in the Mula Mutha River of Pune

A. A Jape


Alkaliphiles  are a class of extremophilic microbes capable of survival in alkaline (pH roughly 8.5-11) environments, growing optimally around a pH of 10. More than 100 alkalotolarent  bacteria were isolated from water sample of mula-mutha river. Majority of the isolates were gram positive, motile rods except a cocci and actinomycetes that was strict alkalophile and could grow at pH 11 only. Morphological and Biochemical characterisation of the isolates  indicated that most of the isolates were Bacillus spp


alkaliphile, enzymes, mula-mutha river

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