Mousumi Sarangi, Chirag Chopra, Yusuf Ado Usman, Daljeet Singh Dhanjal, Reena Singh Chopra
Mousumi Sarangi1, Chirag Chopra1, Yusuf Ado Usman2, Daljeet Singh Dhanjal1, Reena Singh Chopra1*
1School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara -144411, India.
2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Science, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria.
Volume - 12,
Issue - 5,
Year - 2019
Assessing microbial diversity of a region is important for understanding ecosystem functions and processes. The cold wetlands of the Himalayas are relatively unexplored for the microbial diversity. In the present study, one such wetland of the Kashmir region, Hygam Wetland (34°13'30''- 34°16'4''N and 74°30'27''- 74°32'33''E), was chosen for determination of the microbial diversity. Metagenomic DNA was extracted and 16S r-RNA gene was amplified followed by sequencing and BLASTn analysis of the sequences. Phylogenetic tree of identified sequences was made by pairwise alignment followed by tree generation using Clustal omega. In the BLASTn analysis, similarity with Bacillus safensis, uncultured Lysinibacillus C1A14-2 and uncultured clone 4015B10 was observed. Further, the microbes cultured from Hygam soil were identified using biochemical tests. These included Shigella species, Salmonella choleraesuis, Citrobacter species and Escherichia coli.
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Mousumi Sarangi, Chirag Chopra, Yusuf Ado Usman, Daljeet Singh Dhanjal, Reena Singh Chopra. Accessing Genetic Diversity and Phylogenetic Analysis of Microbial Population of Soil from Hygam Wetland of Kashmir Valley. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2019; 12(5):2323-2326. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00391.3