Biochemical Characterization and Diversity Analysis of Cyanobacteria Isolated from Different Locations
Kumar Roshan1, Bhowmick Arpan2, Chakdar Hillol3, Elumalai S.1, Pabbi Sunil*
Centre for Conservation and Utilisation of Blue Green Algae, I.A.R.I., New Delhi -12. India
1Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Presidency College, Chennai-05, India
2Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi-12, India
3National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Kusmaur, Mau, Uttar Pradesh-275101, India
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Twenty cyanobacterial cultures isolated from different geographical regions for India were characterized for growth and biochemical analysis. A wide variation was observed in total chlorophyll, total carbohydrates, total soluble proteins, total carotenoids, NR and GS activity among the cultures. There was a general trend of increase in different physiological parameters with increase in incubation time followed by decrease on further incubation. The diversity analysis based on similarity matrix also revealed immense distinctness and confirmed intrageneric variation among the cultures.