Microbial Diversity by Substrate Utilization Profiles of Lignite Mines Samples of Gujarat, India

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Microbial diversity studies of lignite mines of Rajpardi, Amod, Tadkeshwar and Panandhro, Gujarat, India, were carried out by substrate utilization-based, community-structure analysis. In Biologâ EcoPlates out of 31 different substrates, 1 to 28 substrates were metabolized. On the basis of these, similarity index and diversity indices were studied. From an extreme mine site Gram-positive, Gram-negative, fungi and yeasts were isolated and identified. One of the yeasts isolated is for the first time reported from a lignite mine ecosystem Apart from this auto- and heterotrophic iron oxidizers; sulphur oxidizers and sulphate reducers were also isolated. So, lignite mine ecosystems, inspite of the extreme environment showed rich microbial diversity.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 71-73)

Edited by:

Edgardo R. Donati, Marisa R. Viera, Eduardo L. Tavani, María A. Giaveno, Teresa L. Lavalle, Patricia A. Chiacchiarini

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101-104

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.71-73.101

Citation:

M. Patel et al., "Microbial Diversity by Substrate Utilization Profiles of Lignite Mines Samples of Gujarat, India", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 71-73, pp. 101-104, 2009

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May 2009

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