“PIGMENT PRODUCTION BY MICROCOCCUS SP FROM POLLUTED WATER SOURCE”
Athira M., Haritha V.S., Thangavel M. and Nisha P.*
The synthetic pigments causing toxicity and carcinogenicity in the human body Therefore, interest in natural pigment production is increasing nowadays. The marine environment has recently become an attractive research subject for many investigations, due to its rich biodiversity. In the present study, an attempt was made to produce the pigment from Micrococcus sp isolated from different polluted water samples, at different pH and incubation time and found to be that the higher pigment production was at pH9 and incubation time 96hr. The pigment from Micrococcus sp showed the antibacterial activity against some of the pathogenic bacterial strains. In future, pigment can be used as an antibacterial agent, natural food color, etc.
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