BIODEGRADATION OF PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS BY USING HALOTOLERANT MICROBES
|S. Ravikumar*. P. S. Parimala and R. Gokulakrishnan
School of Marine Sciences, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies, Alagappa University, Thondi Campus, Thondi – 623409, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.
|Corresponding Author: S. Ravikumar, E-mail: [email protected]|
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The present study made an attempt to find out the biodegradation of phenol by using halophilic microbes isolated from coconut retting water. Thirty two morphologically different strains were isolated and 3 identified strains were selected for the phenol degradation. Among them, Pseudomonas putida showed the maximum degradation of phenol up to 2000 mg.l-1 without any supplement. The maximum removal of phenol was observed by the three bacterial species at neutral pH, low glucose level and NaCl concentration.