Biochemical Characterization of Phosphate Degrading Pseudomonas Cichorii Isolated From Forest Soils In Seshachalam HillsG Prasada Babu1, D Chakravarthy2, K Jaya Kumar2 and Chinthala Paramageetham2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Chinthala Paramageetham
Department of Botany, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati - 517 502. Andhra Pradesh, India
Received date: 20/02/2013 Accepted date: 06/03/2013
Pseudomonas cichoriiisolates were obtained from forest soils in Seshachalm hills using selective medium. The isolates were screened for phosphate activity and all the isolates were gram negative and showed bright fluorescence under UV light. The cultural and biochemical characteristics confirmed that the isolates were P.cichorii. Carbohydrates utilization profiles confirmed that the isolates were able to utilize Lactose, Xylose, Fructose, Glycerol, Trehalose, Mannitol and Ribose. However, the isolates were unable to utilize glucose and sucrose. The isolates showed positive results for levan production, oxidase and HCN. However they were negative for citrate utilization, ONPG and Gelatin hydrolysis.