SCREENING AND EVALUATION OF CHROMIUM (VI) TOLERANTBACILLUS SP. FROM INDUSTRIAL AREAS OF RANIPET, TAMILNADU FOR BIOREMEDIATION OF CHROMIUM CONTAMINATEDSOILChaithanya, R. and Kumudini, B.S.
The present study shows that bacterial speciesisolated from polluted sites show best results to resistand grow in high concentrations of hazardouspollutant like Chromium. A total of 10 chromiumtolerance bacteria has been isolated and taxonomicallyidentified to belong to genera Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Enterococcus. A strain isolated belongto Bacillus species show resistance to chromium atthe concentration of 500 mg/l, which have been isolatedfrom highly chromium polluted areas. Theycan be utilized as a best candidate forbioremediation studies due to their high tolerance toCr(VI). These isolates can be further studied for theirplant growth enhancing abilities for remediationand management of Cr contaminated soils.