Characterization of Cypermethrin-degradation by a Novel Molybdenum-reducing Morganella sp. Isolated from Active Agricultural Land in Northwestern Nigeria

Authors

  • Mariam Lawan Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Science, Bayero University Kano, P.M. B 3011, Nigeria.
  • Hafeez Muhammad Yakasai Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Science, Bayero University Kano, P.M. B 3011, Nigeria.
  • Abba Babandi Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Science, Bayero University Kano, P.M. B 3011, Nigeria.
  • Salihu Ibrahim Centre for Biotechnology Research, Bayero University Kano, P. M. B 3011, Nigeria.
  • Dayyabu Shehu Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Science, Bayero University Kano, P.M. B 3011, Nigeria.
  • Murtala Ya'u Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Science, Bayero University Kano, P.M. B 3011, Nigeria.
  • Kamaluddeen Babagana Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Science, Bayero University Kano, P.M. B 3011, Nigeria.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54987/bstr.v9i2.623

Keywords:

Cypermethrin, Molybdenum-reducing, Pollutant, Morganella sp., Bioremediation

Abstract

The increasing use of cypermethrin in agricultural fields, household and industrial applications for effective pest control had increased the global burden of the pollutant over the years. Consequently, there is an urgent need to devise techniques to eliminate this pollutant from the environment. A bacterium capable of degrading cypermethrin has been successfully screened and characterized. The bacterium was grown in a mineral salt medium (MSM) supplemented with cypermethrin as its sole carbon and energy source at an optimum pH 7.5, temperature 40 ºC, a carbon source concentration of 4 g/L, optimum incubation time of 24 h and an inoculum size of 400 µL. The potential of Morganella sp. to degrade cypermethrin makes it an important instrument for the degradation of cypermethrin. This knowledge may be useful for the optimization of environmental conditions for cypermethrin bioremediation and important for detoxification of cypermethrin polluted sites.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Lawan, M., Yakasai, H. M., Babandi, A., Ibrahim, S., Shehu, D., Ya’u, M., & Babagana, K. (2021). Characterization of Cypermethrin-degradation by a Novel Molybdenum-reducing Morganella sp. Isolated from Active Agricultural Land in Northwestern Nigeria. Bioremediation Science and Technology Research, 9(2), 25–30. https://doi.org/10.54987/bstr.v9i2.623

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