Agricultural Sciences


Microbial Consortium for Waste Management in Aquaculture Ponds


Agricultural Sciences

Focus Area:

Waste Management

Social Benefits:

The microbial consortium is composed of a group of five bacteria (MMRF 5Technology Demonstration8, MMRF 584, MMRF 1056, MMRF 105Technology Demonstration and MMRF 1058) isolated from mud bank of Kerala and Cochin Estuary. The bacteria used in the design of consortium were individually selected from a group of more than 500 bacteria isolated from the mud banks, characterized by a high load of suspended solids, and Cochin estuary, based on their enzyme activities. These bacteria were non-antagonistic to each other or not pathogenic to higher organisms. They were good producers of enzymes to degrade the starch, gelatin, phosphate, Tween 80, chitin, pectin, inulin, and xylan. The regular application of the consortium was proven to be effective in remineralizing the organic waste generated in aquaculture ponds. A visual impact of the technology was that application of this consortium reduces the growth macroalgal weeds in aquaculture ponds

Developing Agency:

CSIR-National Institute Of Oceanography (NIO), Goa

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Demonstration

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Brief Description

Description :

Microbial consortium have potential application in aquaculture ponds.

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