Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Biodegradation of lignocellulose from sugarcane bagasse by Pseudomonas isolates
Author(s): Dr. M Kannahi, M Sangeetha
Abstract: In the present study investigated the biodegradation of sugarcane bagasse by Pseudomonas species isolated from sugarcane collected from land Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu. Pseudomonas was isolated and identified identified based on their morphological and biochemical charecteristics. The enzyme production by Pseudomonas sp was evaluated in different carbon sources: glucose; Lignocellulose degradation in sugarcane bagasse fortified with glucose was studied with and without ammonium sulphate. In bagasse fermentation, when the substrate initially containing 12.2% lignin was fortified with 5% glucose in the absence of ammonium sulphate, a maximum lignin loss of 5.4%, was recorded. This maximum lignin loss was accompanied by a minimum cellulose loss Efficiency of solid state fermentation using the sugarcane bagasse substrates indicates that lignin loss is high in comparison to cellulose loss.