ISOLATION, IDENTIFICATION AND CELLULOSE DEGRADATION BY ACTINOMYCETES ISOLATES
This study was undertaken to isolate the actinomycetes producing cellulolytic enzyme and characterized its cellulose degradation capability. Among twenty nine isolates, A 11 and A 20 were isolated from biodegraded building wall material in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. The taxonomy of isolates was Streptomyces and Micromonospora which held to be confirmed by morphological and 5.8 rDNA analysis. The capability of degradation of cellulose by cellulose clearing both isolates of actinomycetes. The cellulose- and the non-cellulose-clearing actinomycetes apparently employ similar mechanisms to depolymerize cellulose; most likely an enzymatic mechanism is involved.