Studies on the Actinomycetes in Salt Pan of South East Coast of India

  • Baskar V. PG and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College(Autonomous), Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.
  • Madhanraj P. Dept of Microbiology, Thanthai Hans Roever College of Arts and Science, Perambalur - 621 212, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Panneerselvam A. PG and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College(Autonomous), Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.

Abstract

A total number of 21 species were isolated by plating method from the salt pan environment of Thondi, Ramanathapuram (Dt), south east coast of India. Physico-chemical analyses of the soils revealed the following features: pH 7.78 to 8.02, electrical conductivity 1.16 to 0.21 dSm-1, cation exchange capacity 18.1 to 20.7 c.mol proton+/kg, organic carbon 0.29 to 0.36%, organic matter 0.66 to 0.77 %, available nitrogen 94.9 to 101.1(Kg / ac), available phosphorus 4.77 to 5.12(Kg / ac), available potassium 122 to 136 (Kg / ac), available zinc 0.89 to 0.99 ppm, available copper 0.59 to 0.93 ppm, available iron 4.52 to 4.91 ppm, available manganese 2.60 to 2.88 ppm, calcium 8.9 to 10.2 (C. Mole Proton+ / kg), magnesium 7 7.1o 8.3 (C. Mole Proton+ / kg), sodium 1.26 to 1.77 (C. Mole Proton+ / kg) and potassium 0.20 to 0.24 (C. Mole Proton+ / kg), during different seasons. Keyword: Soil Actinomycetes , Salt pan, Soil characteristics

Author Biographies

Baskar V., PG and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College(Autonomous), Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.
PG and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College(Autonomous), Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.
Madhanraj P., Dept of Microbiology, Thanthai Hans Roever College of Arts and Science, Perambalur - 621 212, Tamil Nadu, India
Dept of Microbiology, Thanthai Hans Roever College of Arts and Science, Perambalur - 621212, Tamil Nadu, India
Panneerselvam A., PG and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College(Autonomous), Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.
PG and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College(Autonomous), Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.

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