Analysis of Midgut Bacterial Community Structure of <i>Neanthes chilkaensis</i> from Polluted Mudflats of Gorai, Mumbai, India

Anoop R. Markande, Aram Mikaelyan, Binaya Bhusan Nayak, Ketan D. Patel, Niyati B. Vachharajani, Alagarsamy Vennila, Kooloth Valappil Rajendran, Chandra S. Purushothaman
  • Advances in Microbiology, January 2014, Scientific Research Publishing, Inc,
  • DOI: 10.4236/aim.2014.413101

Why is it important?

Nereids have always known to produce certain amount of surfactants in the gut. In this study, it is evident that some amount of this surfactancy of Nereid gut is contributed due to the presence of biosurfactant producing microbes. The degrader presence in the gut of this tube worm helps to understand its proliferation in high pollution areas where it feeds on detritus.

The following have contributed to this page: Aram Mikaelyan and Dr Anoop Ravindranath Markande