Isolation and Characterization of Cellulose-Degrading Bacteria From Soils in Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand
Eight microorganisms capable of cellulose degradation were isolated from soil of waste disposal site in Samut
Songkhram province, Thailand. These isolates divided to three groups based on Gram stain and morphological properties
including gram-negative with rod shaped (group I), gram-negative with cocci shaped (group II), and gram positive with rod
shaped (group III). The 16S rRNA gene sequencing identified the isolates BK1-4, BK1-6 and BK2-14 as a Pseudomonas
aeruginosa species. The isolates BNL1-4, BNL1-15 and BNL2-19 were identified as Pseudomonas stutzeri. While, isolates
BK3-2 and BNL2-14 were identified as Bacillus anthracis and Enterobacter cloacae, respectively
Index Terms- 16S rDNA, cellulose-degrading bacteria, Characterization, Thailand.