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Isolation of xylan degrading microorganism from local hot spring

Mohd Nizam, Zakariya (2008) Isolation of xylan degrading microorganism from local hot spring. Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Natural Resources, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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The purpose of this study was to isolate xylan-degrading microorganisms from local hot spring. The samples were taken from a local hot spring at Sungai Klah, Perak. They were screened for the best xylan degrader by using selective culture media. Then, the xylan degrader microorganism was characterized by using four staining method which were gram staining, acid-fast staining, simple staining and spore staining. The morphology of the microorganism was observed after all the staining was done by observing the changes of the staining colour. Based on the results, the microorganism was in rod shaped for simple staining, gram negative for gram staining, positive results for both spore and acid-fast staining. In conclusion, this staining method can be used to characterize the microorganism based on general information, so the microorganism was probably in genus Bacillus.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Stains and staining ( Microscopy) Microorganisms
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 01:22
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 06:03
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