Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014, Page: 206-208
Isolation of Microflora in Earthworms Guts from Different Substrates
Mohamed Omer Albasha, Department of Zoology, Alejelat Faculty of Science, Zawia University, Zawia, Libya
P. Gupta, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Sam Higgingbottom Institute of Agricultural, Technology & Science(SHIATS), Allahabad, India
P. W. Ramteke, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Sam Higgingbottom Institute of Agricultural, Technology & Science(SHIATS), Allahabad, India
Received: Jul. 19, 2014;       Accepted: Jul. 31, 2014;       Published: Aug. 20, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20140204.24      View  2591      Downloads  152
The fungi and bacteria were analysed in the gut of Eudrilus eugeniae, from different feed substrates like dry leaves, plastic waste, kitchen waste and waste paper. Certain species of fungi (Saksenae vasiformis, Mucor plumbeus, Cladosporium carrionii, C. herbacium, Alternaria sp., Cunninghamella echinulata, Mycetia sterila, Syncephalostrum racemosum, Curvalaria lunata, C. geniculata and Geotrichum candidum) and bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Mima polymorpha, E. cloacae, Proteus vulgaris, P. mirabilis, P. rettgeri, Escherichia coli, Staphylococus citreus, B. cereus, Enterococci and Micrococci) were completely digested. Certain other species were not digested fungi like Aspergillus fumigatus, A. flavus, The microbial proliferation was more in the casts, due to the environment prevailing - rich in nutrient supply and large surface area available for growth and reproduction of the microbes that lead to enhanced microbial activity and humic acid contents in the casts.
Microflora, Earthworm gut, Microbial Population, Dry Leaves, Plastic Waste, Kitchen Waste and Waste Paper
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Mohamed Omer Albasha, P. Gupta, P. W. Ramteke, Isolation of Microflora in Earthworms Guts from Different Substrates, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 206-208. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20140204.24
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