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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 1796-1803
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.215


Applicability of Yellow Pigmented Microbe obtained from Indian Rock Python Fecal Sample as Bio-Ink
J.R. Parvathi*, Shilpa Madhavan and R. Madhan Kumar
1School of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, D. Y. Patil University, Level 5, Sector 15, Plot No. 50, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400614, India
2Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3Bharathidasan University Constituent College, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A non-diffusable yellow pigmented isolate (Y_01) was isolated from a week-long enrichment of fecal sample of Indian rock python in cholesterol minimal medium. Basic biochemical characterization followed by 16S ribosomal DNA sequencing and Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization method led to identification of the isolate as Micrococcus luteus. Nutrient broth (pH 7.4) supplemented with 2.5% NaCl was used as the growth medium with incubating conditions of 37˚C for 24 hours as ideal scenario. The microbial pigment was found to be insoluble in most of the polar and non-polar solvents and resistant to both acid and alkali. The yellow pigment showed durable staining on both glossy and non-glossy papers with absence of spreading in the presence of alcohol and acetone, thus establishing applicability of the same as “bio-ink”.


Keywords: Bio-color, Micrococcus luteus, Bacterial pigments, Bio-ink.
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Parvathi, J.R., Shilpa Madhavan and Madhan Kumar, R. 2017. Applicability of Yellow Pigmented Microbe obtained from Indian Rock Python Fecal Sample as Bio-Ink.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 1796-1803. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.215