Dagaa (Rastrinoebola argentea) Protein Hydrolysate as a Nitrogen Source in Microbial Culture Media

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dc.contributor.author Pere, Katherine
dc.contributor.author Mbatia, Betty
dc.contributor.author Muge, Edward
dc.contributor.author Wekesa, Vitalis W.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-05T10:34:21Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-05T10:34:21Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/4424
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Dagaa is a small pelagic fish found in Lake Victoria. It is used as a nutrient source in animal feeds and human consumption. Utilization of fish protein hydrolysate as a nutrient in culture media has been explored in several fish species and dagaa protein hydrolysate (DPH) can also be a candidate due to its rich protein and lipid content. Potential of DPH as a nitrogenous source in microbial growth media was assayed using the following bacteria; Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeroginosa, Bacillus subtilis and Rhodobacter capsulatus and two fungi, Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana. Cell growth was evaluated using turbidity and biomass in liquid cultures. DPH formulated media produced similar cell growth when compared to positive controls made up of Luria Bertani (LB) for bacteria and Sabouraud’s dextrose broth (SDB) for fungi. This indicates that formulated DPH media can be considered as an alternative media for microbial culture. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Open Science Publishers LLP en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology Vol. 5 (03), pp. 008-012;
dc.subject Dagaa Protein Hydrolysate en_US
dc.subject Culture Media en_US
dc.subject Microorganisms en_US
dc.title Dagaa (Rastrinoebola argentea) Protein Hydrolysate as a Nitrogen Source in Microbial Culture Media en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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