GEP  Vol.7 No.1 , January 2019
A Feasible Way of Degrading Malathion Pesticide under Laboratory Condition Using Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria
Abstract: An experiment was carried out for identification and determination of malathion degrading phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from the agricultural fields. In this study, malathion degrading phosphate solubilizing bacteria were identified using NBRIP (National Botanical Research Institute’s phosphate growth medium) media. A number of bacterial colonies were screened from agricultural fields. From primarily screened colonies 4 isolates were identified as phosphate solubilizing bacteria through qualitative and quantitative analysis. The isolated 4 bacterial colonies were inoculated in NBRIP broth media enriched with malathion pesticides to observe degradation of malathion pesticide under incubation study at three different temperatures (25°C, 30°C and 37°C). However, all the four isolates showed capability in degrading malathion pesticide. The study clearly revealed that phosphate solubilizing bacteria can be used in bioremediation of environmental pollution caused by malathion pesticide.
Cite this paper: Chakma, P. , Chowdhury, S. , Bari, L. and Hoque, S. (2019) A Feasible Way of Degrading Malathion Pesticide under Laboratory Condition Using Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 7, 1-12. doi: 10.4236/gep.2019.71001.

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