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

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
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 730-740

Enrichment and Isolation of Biosurfactant Producers from Marine Environment
Shilpa Sabnis* and Vishal Juvale
Department of Microbiology, The Institute of Science, Mumbai, India
*Corresponding author

Biosurfactants are amphiphilic compounds produced by micro-organisms which reduce surface tension at the air-water interface facilitating properties like emulsification, foaming, detergency and dispersing. In the present study, seven bacterial strains isolated from 3 different marine environments were screened for biosurfactant production on the basis of Emulsification index (E24) Assay, Drop-collapse test, Oil spreading technique, CTAB Assay, Blood haemolysis test and Capillary Rise Method. Three biosurfactant producers showing maximal surface tension reducing potential were further identified on the basis of their biochemical characterization and 16S rRNA sequencing and found to be Myroides odoratimimus SKS05-GRD, Myroides odoratimimus CM9 and Myroides odoratimimus SH9.

Keywords: Marine, Biosurfactant producers, Surface tension reduction, Emulsification, Myroides spp.

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Shilpa Sabnis and Vishal Juvale. 2016. Enrichment and Isolation of Biosurfactant Producers from Marine Environment.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 730-740. doi:
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