Isolation and antimicrobial activity of some actinomycetes from the industrial soil of Solapur region, Maharashtra

Author(s): G.M.Vidyasagar, Shankaravva S.Babanagare

110 actinomycetes were isolated from 50 soil samples of industrial area of Solapur region and were tested for antimicrobial activity against six bacteria namely, Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, E.coli, Shigella dysentriae, Vibrio cholera, Klebsialla pneumonae and four fungi namely, Candida albucance, Aspergilillus niger, Aspergillus flavus and Microsporium gypseum.Among the actinomycetes tested, threeteen isolates showed antagonistic activity against bacteria and seven isolates against fungi. Out of these twenty isolates, seven Few selected strains with good antibacterial activity were further used for morphological, physiological and biochemical studies.

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