Biocalcification by Sporosarcina pasteurii using corn steep liquor as the nutrient source

Varenyam Achal, Abhijit Mukherjee, M. Sudhakara Reddy

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Abstract

Corn steep liquor (CSL), an industrial by-product, was used as a nutrient source to grow Sporosarcina pasteurii, a bacterium used to remediate cracks and fissures in building materials and structures. Urease activity and calcite production by S. pasteurii was higher in CSL-urea medium compared to nutrient and yeast extract media. CSL can thus be used as low-cost nutrient medium for the production of urease and calcite by S. pasteurii.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-174
Number of pages5
JournalIndustrial Biotechnology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biocalcification
  • Bioremediation
  • Calcite production
  • Corn steep liquor
  • Sporosarcina pasteurii
  • Urease activity

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