Optimization of luminescent bacteria by pH alteration / Siti Athirah Amaram

Amaram, Siti Athirah (2016) Optimization of luminescent bacteria by pH alteration / Siti Athirah Amaram. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Luminescent bacteria is a bacterial species that is capable of producing its own light and is a significant environmental marker. The purpose of this study is to
isolate and optimize the growth of luminescent bacteria by altering the medium’s pH. The luminescent bacteria strain was isolated from seawater, fishes and squid from Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. TCBS agar was used to select a Vibrio spp. The Vibrio strain was then cultured in broth medium. Various degree of pH medium was modified to test the optimum pH condition for growth of the Vibrio
spp. Several biochemical tests were also conducted. The findings showed only the isolate from squid showed luminescent characteristic. A green coloured colony
was observed on the TCBS agar and colonies showed a blue-green illumination in dark condition. The luminescent can be observed at 15 hours of incubation period and not more than 24 hours. In conclusion, the best pH condition for optimum growth of this luminescent bacteria is in the range of pH 7 to 9. Continuous studies such as the use of luminometer and molecular testing need to be done in
order to confirm the species of Vibrio spp.


Item Type: Student Project
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Amaram, Siti Athirah
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General) > Study and teaching > Laboratories. General works
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Bacteria
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Kuala Pilah Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Biology
Keywords: Luminescent bacteria, pH alteration
Date: 2016
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34667
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