Selection and characterization of feather-degrading bacteria from canola meal compost

Canola meal that contains a high level of protein (40% crude protein) was used as compost material for the isolation of feather-degrading bacteria. After 7 and 14 days, bacteria were isolated from compost amended and unamended with soil. Eighty bacterial isolates from canola meal compost were then grown on milk-agar and isolates that produced proteolytic… (More)