International Journal Bioautomation (Sep 2016)

Secondary Structural Models (16S rRNA) of Polyhydroxyalkanoates Producing Bacillus Species Isolated from Different Rhizospheric Soil: Phylogenetics and Chemical Analysis

  • Swati Mohapatra,
  • Surya Narayan Rath,
  • Sukanta Kumar Pradhan,
  • Devi Prasad Samantaray,
  • Chandi Charan Rath

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 20, no. 3
pp. 329 – 338


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Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) producing bacterial isolates are gaining more importance over the world due to the synthesis of a biodegradable polymer which is extremely desirable to substitute synthetic plastics. PHAs are produced by various microorganisms under certain stress conditions. In this study, sixteen bacterial isolates characterized previously by partial 16S rRNA gene sequencing (NCBI Accession No. KF626466 to KF626481) were again stained by Nile red after three years of preservation in order to confirm their ability to accumulate PHAs. Also, phylogenetic analysis carried out in the present investigation evidenced that the bacterial species belonging to genus Bacillus are the dominant flora of the rhizospheric region, with a potentiality of biodegradable polymer (PHAs) production. Again, RNA secondary structure prediction hypothesized that there is no direct correlation between RNA folding pattern stability with a rate of PHAs production among the selected isolates of genus Bacillus.