Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 287

Isolation of microorganism from soil contaminated with degraded paper in Jharna village Sharma Richa*, Chandra Subhash and Singh Amrita

Sharma Richa*, Chandra Subhash and Singh Amrita
Department of Biotechnology and Allied Sciences, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women`s University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 31 May 2013

Abstract

Pulp and paper mills are categorized as a core sector industry and are the fifth largest contributor to industrial water pollutionThe pollutant, discharge from the pulp and paper industry, affect all aspects of the environment such as water, air and land. Various studies have reported detrimental effects of pulp and paper mill effluent on animals living in water bodies receiving the effluent. The effects are in form of respiratory stress, oxidative stress, liver damage and genotoxicity. This study aimed to determine the species of fungi present in the soil environment of Jharna area. Different types of fungi were isolated from soil samples contaminated with degraded papers. Identification of fungi was carried out by culturing on Potato dextrose and Sabouraud’s Dextrose agar media and microscopic method. In our study, dominant fungal flora, that is, Aspergillus nigerAspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus terrus, Penicillium sp., Trichoderma sp. and yeast were isolated. These fungi play important role in the paper and pulp industry in degradation of paper waste.

 

Key words: Pulp, paper, fungi, Aspergillus sp.