Isolation and Characterization of Cellulose-Degrading Bacteria From Soils in Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand
Eight microorganisms capable of cellulose degradation were isolated from soil of waste disposal site in Samut Songkhram province, Thailand. These isolates divided to three groups based on Gram stain and morphological properties including gram-negative with rod shaped (group I), gram-negative with cocci shaped (group II), and gram positive with rod shaped (group III). The 16S rRNA gene sequencing identified the isolates BK1-4, BK1-6 and BK2-14 as a Pseudomonas aeruginosa species. The isolates BNL1-4, BNL1-15 and BNL2-19 were identified as Pseudomonas stutzeri. While, isolates BK3-2 and BNL2-14 were identified as Bacillus anthracis and Enterobacter cloacae, respectively
Index Terms- 16S rDNA, cellulose-degrading bacteria, Characterization, Thailand.