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Molecular Characterization and Azoreductase Activity of Pseudomonas Stutzeri Isolated from Textile Dye Effluent

Author(s): S. Athira, D. Gowdhaman and V. Ponnusami

Azo dyes are extensively used in textile and other industrial processing. Besides its toxic nature, its removal from the wastewater is a challenging task for the researchers. A screening study on Reactive Black B azo dye decolourizing microorganism followed by biochemical and molecular characterization resulted in the identification of organism as Pseudomonas stutzeri (KR013216). Azoreductase enzyme was found to be the core enzyme involved in the decolourization mechanism.

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