Isolation of Phytate-Hydrolysing Microbial Strains From Traditional Waste Water of Rice Fermentation and Liquid Cattle Feeds

  • P. Mukesh
  • S. Suma
  • M.A Singaracharya
  • V. Lakshmipathi


Traditional fermentation systems employed by rural people of India were initially screened for phytate-hydrolysing microbes on solid medium supplemented with calcium phytate. It was followed by enzyme assay of culture filtrates to differentiate the phytase-producing microbes. Three new microbial genera are added to the list of phytase-producing organisms.

Bacillus fermenting food Klebsiella phytase Pseudomonas Serratia Staphylococcus Streptococcus yeast 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Mukesh
    • 1
  • S. Suma
    • 1
  • M.A Singaracharya
    • 2
  • V. Lakshmipathi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyChaitanya PG CollegeHanamkondaIndia
  2. 2.Environmental Microbiology, Department of Botany and Cellular BiochemistryKakatiya UniversityWarangalAP, India
  3. 3.Enzymology Laboratory, Department of ZoologyKakatiya UniversityWarangalAP, India; Tel.: +91-870-2431807, Fax: +91-870-2438800/2453533, E-mail:

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