Studies on triphenylmethane, azo dye and latex rubber biodegradation by actinomycetes
Chengalroyen, Melissa Dalcina
The first component of this project looked at the production of secondary metabolites by mycelial actinomycetes which could prove useful in the bioremediation of dyes and rubber. Through the screening of a genomic library relevant genes were identified. The second component focussed on the brief characterization of biotechnologically relevant antimicrobials and phytase. The third component dealt with method development through the improvement of a broad host range selective vector and the regeneration of Streptomyces spp. in liquid broth.