AN EFFICIENT DE-HAIRING BY KERATINASE FROM STREPTOMYCES BADIES VAR. SHASHIShashikant Kamble, Anandrao Jadhav and Kailas Sonawane
Currently the research is focused on finding new compounds, bioactive molecules and enzymes from the bacterial sources. Kertinse is a very useful enzyme targeted by many industries like poultry, textile and leather etc. Hence isolation and further application of keratinase is a very demanding task. In the present work we isolated 22 keratinolytic actinomyctes from soil. The potent keratinse producers like Streptomyces badies, Srteptomyces parvus and Streptomyces graminerus were further characterized. The most prominent keratinase producer species Streptomyces badies var. Shashi was used further for knowing its de-hairing capacity. Firstly the isolated species was grown on minimal medium and then extraction of keratinase was carried out. These results showed that Streptomyces badies var. Shashi showed good ability to produce Keratinase and this further showed good ability to degrade keratin and remove hairs. Hence this isolated species Streptomyces badies var. Shashi might be useful for industrial production of keratinase and its further application.