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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
An approach to Low density polyethylene (LDPE) biodegradation by Xylaria sp. from termite garden
Author(s): SS Thilagavathi, V Gomathi and K Kumar
Abstract: Plastics are the most commonly used polymers for many applications. Plastic wastes accumulating the environment are causing ecological threat. Biodegradation of these plastic wastes using effective microbial strains could provide a solution to the problem. The plastic degrading fungi was isolated from fungal garden of termite ecosystem. The isolates were screened for effective plastic degradation by enrichment method and the best isolates were identified as (Xylaria sp.) ascomycetes and endosymbiotic fungi. The characterization based on the 18S rRNA gene sequencing revealed that the isolated culture belonged to Xylaria sp. their effectiveness in degrading low density polyethylene (LDPE) was studied over a period of six weeks.
How to cite this article:
SS Thilagavathi, V Gomathi, K Kumar. An approach to Low density polyethylene (LDPE) biodegradation by Xylaria sp. from termite garden. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):2408-2411.