World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 411–413

Isolation of Pseudomonas corrugata from Sikkim Himalaya

  • A. Pandey
  • L.M.S. Palni

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008825514148

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Pandey, A. & Palni, L. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (1998) 14: 411. doi:10.1023/A:1008825514148


Two isolates of Pseudomonas corrugata, P. corrugata 1, a rhizosphere associate, and P. corrugata 7, a rhizoplane associate have been isolated and characterized from maize soils; these isolates are from the subtropical and temperate regions, respectively in Sikkim Himalaya. The two isolates have been found to be positive for: (i) production of antifungal compounds; (ii) phosphate-solubilizing activity; (iii) nitrogenase activity; and (iv) growth at 4°C under laboratory conditions. These bacteria produce a non-fluorescent yellow pigment, particularly at lower temperature. Both of the isolates seem to be well adapted to temperate conditions.

Non-fluorescent pigmentPseudomonas corrugataSikkim Himalayasoil bacteria

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Pandey
    • 1
  • L.M.S. Palni
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Physiology and Biotechnology DivisionG. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and DevelopmentKosi-Katarmal, Almora-India; fax