Biodegradation of methyl violet by Pseudomonas mendocina MCM B-402

  title={Biodegradation of methyl violet by Pseudomonas mendocina MCM B-402},
  author={Sharada A. Sarnaik and Pradnya Pralhad Kanekar},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Pseudomonas mendocina MCM B-402 was found to utilize a triphenylmethane dye, methyl violet as the sole source of carbon when incorporated in synthetic medium. Almost complete decolorization of methyl violet by P. mendocina was observed within 48 h of incubation at ambient temperature (28 ± 2 °C) under aerated culture conditions, when the bacteria were inoculated into Davis Mingioli's synthetic medium at a concentration of 100 mg/l medium. Methyl violet was mineralized to CO2 through three… CONTINUE READING