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International Journal of Life science and Pharma Research (IJLPR)
Life Science
Volume 5 Issue 2, April - June 2015    Pages:21-31
BIOCHEMICAL PROFILE AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF A CYANOBACTERIUM, SCYTONEMA TOLYPOTHRICHOIDES ISOLATED FROM ACIDIC RICE FIELD SOIL OF CACHAR DISTRICT (ASSAM), INDIA

SHOUBHONIK DEB, JAYASHREE ROUT , MAHUYA SENGUPTA AND BISWAJIT CHAKRABORTY
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Abstract:
Scytonema tolypothrichoides, a filamentous cyanobacterium, has been isolated from acidic rice field soil from Dholai area of Cachar district in Assam, North-East India. The growth rate determination and biochemical analysis of chlorophyll a (Chl-a), total carotenoid content (TCC), phycobiliproteins, total proteins (PRT), total carbohydrates (CHO), and exopolysaccharides (EPS) were carried out. The algal strain had a higher phycocyanin content than those of other pigments. The nitrogen fixation potential of the alga has also been ascertained. Antimicrobial studies against some selected microbial strains revealed moderate activity.
Keywords: Scytonema tolypothrichoides, Rice field, Exopolysaccharides, Antimicrobial activity
 
 
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