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Abstract            Volume:5  Issue-5  Year-2017         Original Research Articles

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Phosphatase Activity during Vermicomposting of Different Substrates Using Perionyx ceylanensis
J. Devi1 and M. Prakash2*
1Research & Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641 046, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Microbiology, Kanchi Shri Krishna College of Arts and Science, Kilambi, Kancheepuram-631 551, Tamil Nadu, India

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Twenty one days pre-decomposed substrates, teak leaf litter (TLL), paper mill sludge (PMS) and pressmud (PM) in combination with cowdung was subjected to vermicomposting using the epigeic earthworm, Perionyx ceylanensis for 60 days. The phosphatase enzymes—acid phosphase and alkaline phosphase were analysed in vermibed substrates of TLL, PMS and PM on 0, 15, 30, 45 and on 60th day of vermicomposting. The activity of the acid and alkaline phosphatase enzymes were found to be increased in all the vermibed substrates towards the end of vermicomposting. The results also showed significant variation (p=0.05) in phosphatase enzyme activities with respect to different vermibed substrates.

Keywords: Perionyx ceylanensis, Phosphatase activity, Vermibed substrates, Vermicompost
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Devi J. and Prakash M. 2017. Phosphatase Activity during Vermicomposting of Different Substrates Using Perionyx ceylanensis.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(5): 106-110
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.505.015
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