Acta Scientific Biotechnology

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 6

Micrococcus sp. VC4 Studied for Polythene Biodegradation

Christian Venisha V1, Rathod Zalak R1, Thakkar Aarti V2* and Saraf Meenu S1

1Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, University School of Science, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2Department of Microbiology, President Science college, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding Author: Thakkar Aarti V, Department of Microbiology, President Science college, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Received: September 17, 2021; Published: September 20, 2021



The present study describes the ability to degrade biodegradable plastics by bacteria isolated from sludge and soil. The content of plastic are carbon, hydrogen, silicon, oxygen, chloride, nitrogen and are derived from different sources such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Biodegradable plastic was buried in the glass bottle with three layers of different soil like Rhizospheric soil, Sludge and Garden soil for four months. The bacteria was then isolated and identified as Micrococcus sp. VC4 on the basis of biochemical studies. The bacteria Micrococcus sp. VC4 breaks the polymers and used as sole carbon source for their metabolic activities was estimated by FTIR analysis and Strum Test.

Keywords: Hydrocarbons; Biodegradable Plastic; FTIR Analysis; Bushnell’s Broth; Strum Test



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Citation: Thakkar Aarti V., et al.Micrococcus sp. VC4 Studied for Polythene Biodegradation”. Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 2.6 (2021): 21-25.


Copyright: © 2021 Thakkar Aarti V., et al. 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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