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2016, vol. 61, iss. 3, pp. 247-256
Isolation and characterization of bacteria and yeasts from contaminated soil
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture
bEducons University, Faculty of Environmental Protection, Sremska Kamenica
cUniversity of Priština - Kosovska Mitrovica, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Biodiversity as potential in ecoremediation technologies of degraded ecosystems (MESTD - 31080)
AREA - Advancing research in agricultural and food sciences at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade (EU-FP7 - 316004)

Plant growth promoting (PGP) bacteria and yeasts play an important role in bioremediation processes. Thirty bacterial and ten yeast isolates were obtained from PAH and PCB contaminated soil with an aim of determining the presence of PGP mechanisms (production of ammonia, indoleacetic acid, siderophores and solubilization of inorganic phosphate). As a result, three bacterial (Serratia liquefaciens, Micrococcus sp. and Serratia sp.) and two yeast isolates (Candida utilis and Candida tropicalis) were recognized as PGP strains. Among them, Serratia sp. showed the highest indole production (25.5 μg/ml). Analyses of metal tolerance (Cu+2, Cr+6 and Ni+2) revealed that Serratia liquefaciens, Micrococcus sp., Serratia sp. and Candida tropicalis were capable to tolerate significant concentration of metals. As a result of this study several bacterial and yeast strains were attributed as potential plant growth promoters which can be applied in future remediation activities and environmental quality improvements.
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article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.2298/JAS1603247K
published in SCIndeks: 27/10/2016
peer review method: double-blind
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