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Heterotrophic bacterial communities in the sediment of a nickel-rich River ecosystem

By: Kyra Mae F. Logronio, Buenaflor D. Jimenez, Ma. Reina Suzette B. Madamba, Karyl Marie F. Dagoc, Angeli V. Mag-aso

Key Words: Indigenous Bacteria, Heavy Metals.

Int. J. Biosci. 14(6), 389-398, June 2019.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.6.389-398

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Abstract

The heterotrophic bacterial assemblage in Nickel-rich river sediment was studied. A total of seventeen (17) isolates were obtained. These were characterized based on their morphological and biochemical properties. Results show that most of the isolates were Gram-negative bacteria (70.6%), nitrate reducers (58.8%) and catalase producers (64.7%). Glucose and sucrose fermenters were also represented. In this study, heterotrophic bacteria had a diversity (H’) value of 1.514 and an evenness value of 0.2674. Microbial community diversity, along with environmental factors such as heavy metal content, may greatly affect the quality and nutrient cycle efficiency of the river sediment.

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Kyra Mae F. Logronio, Buenaflor D. Jimenez, Ma. Reina Suzette B. Madamba, Karyl Marie F. Dagoc, Angeli V. Mag-aso.
Heterotrophic bacterial communities in the sediment of a nickel-rich River ecosystem.
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