G. V. R. Babu

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Pseudomonas marginalis, capable of utilizing acetonitrile as the sole source of carbon and nitrogen, was isolated from an industrial waste site. P. marginalis metabolized acetonitrile into ammonia and acetate. The minimal inhibitory concentration values of different nitriles and amides for P. marginalis were in the range 5–300 mM. The bacterium was able to(More)
Different encapsulation matrices were screened to encapsulate cells ofPseudomonas putida for degradation of inorganic cyanides. Degradation of NaCN by free cells and cells immobilized in agar, alginate or carrageenan matrices was studied. The rate of NaCN degradation was monitored for 120 h by measuring pH, bacterial growth, dissolved and gaseous NH3 and(More)
utilizes cyanide as the sole source of carbon and nitrogen. Agar, alginate, and carrageenan were screened as the encapsulating matrices for P. putida. Alginate-immobilized cells of P. putida degraded sodium cyanide (NaCN) more efficiently than non-immobilized cells or cells immobilized in agar or carrageenan. The end products of biodegradation of cyanide(More)
In this paper, we establish some common fixed point theorems for two pairs of occasionally weakly compatible single and set-valued maps satisfying a strict contractive condition in a metric space. Our results unify and extend many results existing in the literature including those of Aliouche [3], Bouhadjera [4] and Popa [18]-[23]. Also we establish another(More)
Pseudomonas putida, isolated from contaminated industrial wastewaters and soil sites, was found to utilize sodium cyanide (NaCN) as a sole source of carbon and nitrogen. Cells, immobilized in calcium alginate beads (1–2 mm diameter) were aerated in air-uplift-type fluidized batch bioreactor containing 100–400 ppm of NaCN. Degradation of NaCN was monitored(More)
Effects of repeated administration of benthiocarb on the nitrogen metabolism of hepatic and neuronal systems have been studied. Repeated benthiocarb treatment was associated with significant decrease in proteins with a concomitant increase in free amino acids (FAA) and specific activity levels of proteases suggesting impaired protein synthesis or elevated(More)
Our isolate, Pseudomonas putida, is known to be capable of utilizing cyanides as the sole source of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) both in the form of free cells and cells immobilized in calcium alginate. In the present study, the cell-free extract(s) were prepared from the cells of P. putida grown in the presence of sodium cyanide. The ability of enzyme(s) to(More)
Pseudomonas putida, capable of utilizing acetonitrile as a sole source of carbon and nitrogen, was isolated from contaminated soil and water samples collected from industrial sites. The P. putida cells were immobilized in calcium alginate beads. The degradation of acetonitrile by the immobilized cells of P. putida was investigated. The immobilized cells(More)
Modulations in ionic composition were seen in the rat brain during propoxur treatment indicating an impairment in the electric activity of neurons, oxygen consumption, ATPase system, disruption in the movement of ions across ionic pumps and synaptic transmission. The specific activity levels of ATPases were also altered confirming that the impairment in the(More)