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Title

Census of cultivable bacterial community in common effluent treatment plant (CETP) of tannery discharge and computational scrutiny on their leading residents

 

Authors

Thangaiyan Suganya1$, Jeyaraj Pandiarajan1$, Vimalanathan Arunprasanna1, Ponnusamy Shanmugam2 & Muthukalingan Krishnan1*

 

Affiliation

1Department of Environmental Biotechnology, School of Environmental Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- 620 024, Tamil Nadu, India; 2Department of Environmental Technology, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai 600 020, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

Email

profmkrish@yahoo.com; *Corresponding author

 

Article Type

Hypothesis

 

Date

Received October 08, 2012; Accepted October 10, 2012; Published January 18, 2013

 

Abstract

Common effluent treatment plant (CETP) for tannery effluent, is the combination of physical, chemical and biological treatment to facilitate the degradation of industrial waste water. Obviously, the biomass which survives in this extreme environment may have the ability to utilize the effluent as the sole carbon source for its survival. The ultimate aim of the present investigation is to expose the microbial diversity in each stage of the CETP through the culture dependent way. Bacterial diversity in the effluent were analysed through 16S rRNA gene. The community study revealed the dominance of firmicutes and the dominant genus was Bacillus sp, with variable species diversity. Notably, Putative Bacillus sp, B. firmus and B. licheniformis were observed in all stages of treatment. The dominant residents were analysed by BProm and TF site scan to prove their uniqueness. This species richness indicates the capability of liveliness in treatment plant and whose can be exploited for treating the effluent by using modern molecular approach.

 

Keywords

CETP, Bacterial community, 16S rRNA, Tannery, Effluent, Firmicutes, Bacillus sp.

 

Abbreviation

CETP - Common Effluent Treatment Plant; PTIET - Pallavaram Tanners Industrial Effluent Treatment Company Ltd.

 

Citation

Suganyaet al. Bioinformation 9(2): 101-105 (2013)

 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.