Bioprospecting of Microbes Producing Commercially Useful Products

Smrithi, S and Narayanan, K and Rao, Venkata J and Kamath, Venkatesh B (2013) Bioprospecting of Microbes Producing Commercially Useful Products. PHARMANEST - An International Journal of Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4 (6). pp. 1419-1426. ISSN 2231 - 0541

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Abstract

Microbial bioprospecting is screening, isolating and identifying microbes from their natural sources which could be helpful in producing industrially useful products. It is estimated that more than 50 % of the molecules discovered in the world are from natural sources. Among these, microbes form an integral part in production of novel molecules. Although soil screening is an age old method in isolating commercially useful microbes, still it remains largely unexplored. In the present study, bioprospecting of soil samples around Udupi was carried out. Soil samples collected around various locations near Udupi were screened for microbes with antibiotic and amylolytic activities. Among the various isolates screened, KWF-2 showed significant antibiotic and amyloly tic activity. Due to the promising result, further studies on characterization and optimization for increasing the yield of antibiotic and amylase are being carried out.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Screening; Bioprospecting; Amylase; Antibiotic
Subjects: Life Sciences > MLSC Manipal
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2014 04:18
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2014 04:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138163

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