Isolation and characterization of sulfur oxidizing bacteria from cattle manure compost

Ryoki Asano, Takako Sasaki, Yutaka Nakai

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Abstract

Hydrogen sulfide causes offensive odors. We attempted to isolate sulfur oxidizing bacteria (SOB) from cattle manure compost. A most probable number assay could not detect SOB by using a Cha medium which had been applied in order to isolate the SOB from active sewage. Cultivation using a Cha plate medium revealed 5.75 × 107 colony forming unit/g of bacteria. A single strain of SOB was isolated from a colony formed on the plates and identified as Halothiobacillus neapolitanus. This is the first report that H. neapolitanus has been found in cattle manure compost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-333
Number of pages4
JournalAnimal Science Journal
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Compost
  • Halothiobacillus neapolitanus
  • Sulfur oxidizing bacteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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