Indu Shekhar Thakur

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Four different bacterial strains were isolated from pulp and paper mill sludge in which one alkalotolerant isolate (LP1) having higher capability to remove color and lignin, was identified as Bacillus sp. by 16S RNA sequencing. Optimization of process parameters for decolorization was initially performed to select growth factors which were further(More)
In this study geno-toxicity analysis along with effluent treatment was taken up to evaluate the efficiency of biological treatment process for safe disposal of treated effluent. Four fungi were isolated from sediments of pulp and paper mill in which PF4 reduced colour (30%) and lignin content (24%) of the effluent on 3rd day. The fungal strain was(More)
Aspergillus niger isolated from soil and effluent of leather tanning mills had higher activity to remove chromium. The potency of Aspergillus niger was evaluated in shake flask culture by absorption of chromium at pH 6 and temperature 30°C. The results of the study indicated removal of more than 75% chromium by Aspergillus niger determined by(More)
  • I S Thakur
  • World journal of microbiology & biotechnology
  • 1995
A mixed, stable microbial community, obtained by continuous enrichment of a sediment core using 4-chlorosalicylic acid as sole source of carbon and energy, contained 10 different bacterial species, including Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas fluorescens, P. mendocina and P. cichorii. The members of the community were grown separately on various chlorinated(More)
Two bacterial consortia were developed by continuous enrichment of microbial population of tannery and pulp and paper mill effluent contained Serratia mercascens, Pseudomonas fluorescence, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter sp. identified by 16S rDNA method. The consortia evaluated for removal of chromate [(Cr(VI)] in shake flask(More)
Pseudomonas sp. strain IST103 obtained from a stable bacterial consortium was capable of utilizing pentachlorophenol (PCP) as sole carbon and energy source. The consortium was developed by continuous enrichment in a chemostat. The degradation of PCP by bacterial strain proceeded through an oxidative route as indicated by accumulation of(More)
Pseudomonas sp. strain IST 103 (PCP103) capable of utilizing pentachlorophenol (PCP) was determined by utilization of a carbon source and release of the hydroxylating enzyme PCP-4 monooxygenase. The metabolites were extracted from the culture medium and analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography. The enzyme purified to apparent homogeneity from an(More)
  • I S Thakur
  • International archives of allergy and applied…
  • 1989
Prosopis juliflora pollen allergen extract was prepared, and its crude allergen extract was fractionated by Sephadex G-100 gel filtration. Six different fractions were obtained which was confirmed by sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Protein and carbohydrate content of each fraction were estimated. Fraction E (MW 20,000) showed a(More)
Bacterial community of palaeoproterozoic metasediments was enriched in the chemostat in the presence of different concentrations of NaHCO3. Six bacterial isolates were isolated from the chemostat on nutrient agar plates on the basis of distinct morphology. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) proved the presence of six operational taxonomic units(More)
Highly active glycoprotein allergens have been isolated from pollen of Prosopis juliflora by a combination of Sephadex G-100 gel filtration and Sodium dodecyl sulphate-Poly-acrylamide gel electrophoresis. The glycoprotein fraction was homogeneous, and had molecular weight 20,000. The purified glycoprotein allergen contained 20% carbohydrate, mainly(More)