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Screening and Identification of Amylase Producing Bacteria from Marakkanam Saltpan Environment, Tamil Nadu, India

Saltpans are an extreme environments, that inhabits organisms are survive in terribly high level of salinities, high temperatures and endure severe solar radiations. The present study was carried out to isolate, screen and optimize amylase enzyme producing bacteria from saltpan environment at Marakkanam. The results of present study was revealed that a total 25 bacterial strains were isolated of which 12 strains were produced significant amount of starch hydrolysis. Given value of zone of inhibitions are in the range of 1.2 mm to 13.1 mm. The isolated SUS3, strain was identified as Bacillus subtilis using Bergy’s manual 1994. The present study disclosed that this thermo stable amylase producing strain could also be helpful industrial application particularly in food and beverages, animal feed, brewing textiles, detergents and health care

Author(s): S. Shanmugasundaram, Eswar Annadurai, P. Mayavu, M. Surya, R. Anbarasu