Bioflocculant production by Virgibacillus sp. Rob isolated from the bottom sediment of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

@article{Cosa2011BioflocculantPB,
  title={Bioflocculant production by Virgibacillus sp. Rob isolated from the bottom sediment of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.},
  author={Sekelwa Cosa and Leonard Vuyani Mabinya and Ademola Olufolahan Olaniran and Omobola O Okoh and Kim Bernard and Shaun H. P. Deyzel and Anthony Ifeayin Okoh},
  journal={Molecules},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={2431-42}
}
A bioflocculant-producing marine bacterium previously isolated from marine sediment of Algoa Bay was screened for flocculant production. Comparative analysis of 16S rDNA sequence identified the isolate to have 99% similarity to Virgibacillus sp. XQ-1 and it was deposited in the GenBank as Virgibacillus sp. Rob with accession number HQ537127. The bacterium produced biflocculants optimally in glucose (70.4%) and peptone (70.4%) as sole sources of carbon and nitrogen, alkaline pH (12) (74%); and… CONTINUE READING