ISOLATION, IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF GUI FLORA OF THREE REDUVIID PREDATORSK. SAHAYARAJ
A study was conducted to isolate, characterize and identify the bacterial genera present in the intestine of three reduviid predators. Micrococcus lutcus, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas ihrorescens, Streptococcus fa ecium and Acromonas hydrophilla were present in the intestine of the tested reduviids. Total heterotrophic bacterial population (TFIBP) in the digestive tract of the Acanthaspis pedestris Stal Haematorrhophus urgroviolaccous Recter and Catamiarous brevipenins Serville was 24.5 x 105, 42.9 x 107 and 11.1 x 106 CFUg-1 respectively. Among the five genera observed the B. subtilis (31.1%) was most common followed by M.luteus (26.66%), Pfluorescens (24.4%), rthydrophilla (4.4%) and S. jaecium (4.4%). Microbial cell numbers steadily increased from 24 h to 72 h observation. Among the isolated forms, B.subtilis is the predominant organism in the tested reduviids followed by M.luteu.s, P. fluorescens, A. hydrophilla and S.faecium.
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