Isolation and identification of three species of bacteria from the termite coptotermes curvignathus (Holmgren) present in the vicinity of Universiti Putra Malaysia
Ramin, M. and Alimon, Abdul Razak and Abdullah, Norhani and Panandam, Jothi Malar and Sijam, Kamaruzaman (2008) Isolation and identification of three species of bacteria from the termite coptotermes curvignathus (Holmgren) present in the vicinity of Universiti Putra Malaysia. Research Journal of Microbiology, 3 (4). pp. 288-292. ISSN 1816-4935
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In this study the lower termite Coptotermes curvignathus (Holmgren) and higher termite Macrotermes gilvus (Hagen) were identified from different parts in the vicinity of University Putra Malaysia (UPM). We isolated three enteric bacteria from the hindgut of Coptotermes curvignathus (Holmgren). All isolates were facultative anaerobes. The isolates were identified as Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterobacter cloacae and Clavibacter agropyri (Corynebacterium) by using BIOLOG assay and Bergey’s manual. The bacteria were able to assimilate carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and cellobiose.
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