Chromium Tolerance and Bioremoval by Cyanobacteria Isolated from Textile Mill Oxidation Pond in Pure and Consortia Form

  • Anubha Kaushik
  • Kamra Anjana
  • CP Kaushik
  • Bala Kiran

Abstract

Two cyanobacterial species Nostoc calcicola HH-12 and Chroococcus minutus HH-11 isolated from a textile mill oxidation pond were examined individually and as consortium for their chromium(VI) tolerance and bioremoval from aqueous solutions. Both species were tolerant to the metal and showed significant increase (p<0.01) in concentration of chlorophyll and carotenoids at higher concentration of chromium, and the tolerance further in the consortium. Concentration of phycobilins also increased in the pure culture of Chroococcus and consortium was also higher in response to increasing chromium concentration in the medium. Chromium bioremoval potential was high in both species and the consortium was even more efficient in metal removal. Probable antioxidative role of carotenoids in metal tolerance have also been discussed. @JASEM

J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage. Sept, 2011, Vol. 15 (3) 489 - 492

Author Biographies

Anubha Kaushik
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar -125001, India
Kamra Anjana
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar -125001, India
CP Kaushik
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar -125001, India
Bala Kiran
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar -125001, India
Published
2013-05-15
Section
Articles

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