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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 608-614

Studies on Microbial Diversity of a Soda Lake in India by inogradsky Column Technique
Harshil H. Bhatt1, Bhimaraj M. Sharma2 and Vivek N. Upasani3*
Department of Biotechnology, Kadi SarvaVishwavidyalaya, Gandhinagar 382015, India
Fisheries Officer, Commissioner of Fisheries, Bharuch, India.
Department of Microbiology, M. G. Science Institute, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009, India
*Corresponding author

Halophilic organisms are found in habitats with a high concentration of salt (mainly NaCl) such as the Great Salt Lake, Utah; Owens Lake, California; the Dead Sea, soda lakes such as Lake Magadii, Kenya and Sambhar Salt Lake, India; marine salterns across the globe, etc. Organisms living in such habitat require high salt concentration (5-25% NaCl) and/or alkaline pH for growth. Algae, archaea, purple and green sulfur bacteria are the dominant microflora of these extreme habitat. Samples were collected from Sambhar Lake and microbial diversity was examined by cultivating halophilic organisms in Winogradsky Column. Successive changes in the column lead to changes in diversity also. Here we report on microbial diversity based on photomicrography and t-RFLP method. This is the first report on the use of Winogradsky column technique for enrichment and study the microbial diversity of Sambhar Salt Lake.

Keywords: Microbial diversity,soda lake, Sambhar Salt Lake (SSL), Winogradsky Column, t-RFLP.

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Harshil H. Bhatt, Bhimaraj M. Sharma and Vivek N. Upasani. 2016. Studies on Microbial Diversity of a Soda Lake in India by Winogradsky Column Technique.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 608-614. doi:
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