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A Maize straw – cellulose degrading microbes were isolated from different soil samples and also from waste samples. The efficient cellulose degrading microorganisms was identified as Cellulomonas, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Penicillium and Aspergillus. These cellulose degrading microorganisms were also tested for their cellulose degrading ability by quantitatively and qualitatively. The outstanding isolates were used for the pretreatment of agricultural waste (maize straw). The method of this biological pretreatment resulted the highest conversion of cellulose in maize straw to sugar and consequently, organic carbon degradation after some days of maize straw fermentation with cellulose degrading microorganisms.