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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 9
First page : ( 3993) Last page : ( 3997)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00734.5

Study on the Antibacterial Activity and Identification of cellulolytic bacteria from Cow Urine

Bharathirajan M1,*, Rebecca L. Jeyanthi1,*, Muniyandi M. Jothi2

1Department of Industrial Biotechnology, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Selaiyur, Chennai-600 073

2Department of Biotechnology, Sourashtra College, Madurai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: hodibt@bharathuniv.ac.in

Online published on 20 December, 2018.

Abstract

Cow urine has been used as an antimicrobial agent from time immemorial. The present study was carried out to explore the presence of cellulase producing bacteria from cow urine thus making it a cheaper substrate for the large-scale production of enzymes. Cellulase producing Pseudomonas aeroginosa was isolated and characterized using biochemical and molecular characterization. There were significant levels of cellulase in the urine sample. The presence of the cellulase enzyme might be a reason for the antifungal activity of cow urine. The antibacterial activity of the urine sample showed more inhibition with respect to Staphylococcus aureus when compared to Klebsiellapneumonia and Escherichia coli.

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Keywords

Cow urine, cellulase, cellulolytic bacteria, antibacterial activity, Pseudomonas aeroginosa..

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