Starch-hydrolyzing bacteria from Ethiopian soda lakes

  title={Starch-hydrolyzing bacteria from Ethiopian soda lakes},
  author={Rita F. Martins and Wagied Davids and Waleed abu Al-Soud and Fredrik Levander and Peter R{\aa}dstr{\"o}m and Rajni Hatti-Kaul},
Alkaliphilic bacteria were isolated from soil and water samples obtained from Ethiopian soda lakes in the Rift Valley area – Lake Shala, Lake Abijata, and Lake Arenguadi. Starch-hydrolyzing isolates were selected on the basis of their activity on starch agar plate assay. Sixteen isolates were chosen, characterized, and subjected to 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. All the isolates were gram positive and catalase- and β-galactosidase positive. All isolates except one were motile endospore… CONTINUE READING
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