Identification of Owenweeksia honkongenesis as a novel organism for the remediation of pesticide-Fenvalerate

Hansa Boricha, M Fulekar
2010 Romanian Biotechnological Letters   unpublished
In India pesticides are widely used for plant protection in agriculture environment. The residual pesticide in soil has adverse effects on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The microbial action in natural environment however degrades the pesticides but the rate of degradation is very slow. The identification of potential organisms for bioremediation of pesticides is important to prevent the toxic effect to the human being through the food chain. Therefore, in the present research study
more » ... S rDNA technique has been employed for the identification of potential organism from the microbial consortium. Microbial consortium was exposed to varying concentrations of fenvalerate viz; 10, 25, 50, 75, and 100 ppm using scale up process technique, and found that only one microbial colony was resistant to higher concentration of fenvalerate. The resistant potential microorganism has been characterized by 16S rDNA technique by sequencing and developing Phylogenetic tree and confirming by BLAST tool. The resistant organism was identified as potential organism for the biodegradation of fenvalerate.