Isolation Of Cellulase Producing Thermophilic Bacterial From Hot Spring
This study focuses on the isolation of thermophiliccellulase producing bacteria from hot spring, HutanLipur
Kuala Woh, Tapah, Perak, Malaysia. The cellulose degrading bacteria were isolated based on their halo zone formation on
carboxymethylcelluloseagar medium stained with congo red indicator.Total 4 isolates were obtained from the primary
screening technique. Only one isolate showed the highest celullase activity with the maximum carboxymethycellulose
hydrolysis capacities in the range of 1.5 to 1.8 cm. From the 16S rDNA analysis, the isolate was identified as
MeiothermusSilvanus strain UniMAP06.
Keywords— Cellulase, Cellulose, Isolation, Thermophile, Meiothermus.