Bacteria and actinomycetes growing on floppy and compact discs under ambient conditions

Authors

  • Mahbubar Rahman Khan Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Botany, Dhaka University, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Mihir Lal Saha Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Botany, Dhaka University, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Sanjida Binte Zuha Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Botany, Dhaka University, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v37i1.1557

Keywords:

Compact disc, Floppy disc, Microorganisms, Recalcitrant

Abstract

Floppy and compact discs gradually loose their quality. On closer examination deteriorated discs showed diverse microbial growth on their surfaces. Among the associated organisms 15 actinomycetes and 12 bacterial isolates were selected for detailed studies. The selected actinomycetes were Streptomyces diastaticus, S. rimosus, S. cyaneus, S. olivaceoviridis, S. halstedii, S. fulvissimus, S. albidoflavus, S. exfoliates and S. griseoflavus and the bacterial strains were Bacillus lentus, B. circulans, B. badius, B. laterosporus, B. larvae and B. thuringiensis. In addition, Micrococcus sedentarius was also isolated. Utilization of crushed disc materials was observed during this study, which was indicative of deterioration of floppy and compact discs.  

Key words: Compact disc, Floppy disc, Microorganisms, Recalcitrant

doi:10.3329/bjb.v37i1.1557

Bangladesh J. Bot. 37(1): 7-14, 2008 (June)

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Khan, M. R., Saha, M. L., & Zuha, S. B. (2008). Bacteria and actinomycetes growing on floppy and compact discs under ambient conditions. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 37(1), 7–14. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v37i1.1557

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