Molecular characterization and optimization of streptomyces albogriseolous NGP2 and its prospects on heavy metals degradation
- Actinomycetes, Biosorption, Langmuir and Freundlich, Optimization properties
The biosorbing ability of actinomycetes from the marine sediments of South Indian Coastal region, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India was examined and identified as Streptomyces albogriseolous NGP 2 (JX843531) by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. The isolate showed the potential metal removing capacity by incubating it with various concentrations of heavy metals such as Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Chromium (Cr) and Cadmium (Cd). Simultaneously, various optimization properties such as pH, initial metal concentration and contact time were analyzed. The pH 7.0 was recorded as an optimum for the removal of Cr and Zn, for Cd and Cu it was recorded as 6.0. The biosorption of the heavy metals Cu and Zn by the strain was found to be highest and recorded as 92% and 90.6% respectively, while the lowest sorption was found for Cd (85 %) at 30 mg/l concentration. The effectiveness of the removal of heavy metals was best studied by Langmuir and Freundlich adsorption isotherm models. The regression Coefficients also significantly expressed in the removal process. The results revealed that the isolate has the potential capability for the removal of heavy metals.