Original Articles: 2013 Vol: 5 Issue: 2
Isolation and screening of chitinase producing Serratia marcescens from soil
In the present study an attempt was made to isolate organisms that would synthesize chitinase which can be used for the effective biodegradation of a vast majority of crustacean waste. Out of the four isolates screened, the isolate I-3 showed maximum chitinase activity and was selected for further research. The isolate I-3 was identified as Serratia marcescens using the standard identification parameters like gram staining followed by the biochemical assays. Further characterization and purification of chitinase needs to be carried out.