Newly isolated and characterized bacteria with great application potential for decomposition of lignocellulosic biomass.

@article{Maki2012NewlyIA,
  title={Newly isolated and characterized bacteria with great application potential for decomposition of lignocellulosic biomass.},
  author={Miranda L Maki and Amna Idrees and Kam Tin Leung and Wensheng Qin},
  journal={Journal of molecular microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={156-66}
}
This study focuses on the isolation and characterization of bacteria from municipal waste and peat to determine those bacteria with good potential for modification and decomposition of lignocellulosic biomass for industrial application. Twenty cellulase-producing bacteria belonging to four major phyla - Firmicutes, Actinobacteria, Proteobacteria and Bacteroidetes - were found when screened on carboxymethyl cellulose-containing agar. Six isolates also exhibited activities towards filter paper as… CONTINUE READING