Treatment of municipal waste has become a menace especially in highly populated cities. Much of these municipal waste end up in the local water bodies thereby rendering them non-usable by the rising population. The issue has become a double edged sword that calls for attention from all avenues. One of the common bacteria found in these wastewaters is Rhodopseudomonas palustris, a phototropic anaerobe. This organism is known for its potential in bioremediation of many wastewaters. In order to improvise on this organism the impact of oxidative stress was used in the present study. Rhodopseudomonas palustris under oxidative stress had stunted growth but their ability in bioremediation of municipal wastewater increased significantly. The work provides a novel lead to increase the bioremediation property of Rhodopseudomonas palustris.
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Vigneshhwaran G, Vignesh KK, Ramesh Kumar V. Effect of Hydrogen Peroxide Stress on the Bioremediation Property of Rhodopseudomonas palustris.Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2016; 9(4): 345-347. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00061.5