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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:4, April, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(4): 168-173

Biodegradation of an Organophosphate Pesticide Monocrotophos by Bacterial Isolates from Soil
Madhuri Sharma and Archana Shrivastav*
Department of Microbiology, College of Life Sciences CHRI campus, Gwalior, MP, India
*Corresponding author

The article is to identify the monocrotophos-degrading bacteria. There were around 32 different strains that were isolated, and out of those, 14 isolates showed considerable pesticide biodegrading activity. Following examination with 16S rRNA, the two bacteria that had been isolated were determined to be Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Up to ten days after the experiment, each strain showed a distinctive capacity to degrade the monocrotophos. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia strains have shown a degradation percentage of 90%, while Serratia marcescens strains demonstrated a degradation percentage of 91%. Even at 100 ppm, the degradation trend demonstrated that all of the selected strains were able to use the provided pesticides as single-carbon energy sources.

Keywords: Organophosphate pesticide, Monocrotophos, Biodegrading-bacteria

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Madhuri Sharma and Archana Shrivastav. 2023. Biodegradation of an Organophosphate Pesticide Monocrotophos by Bacterial Isolates from Soil.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(4): 168-173. doi:
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