Title: Isolation of a photosynthetic microbial consortium formed mainly by cyanobacteria with capacity to fix nitrogen

Authors: Rodolfo Reyna-Velarde; Dulce Jazmín Hernández-Melchor; Maribel Vázquez-Hernández; Rosa Olivia Cañizares-Villanueva

Addresses: Departamento de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería, Centro de Investigaciones y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Ave. IPN 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, México DF, CP 07360, México ' Departamento de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería, Centro de Investigaciones y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Ave. IPN 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, México DF, CP 07360, México ' Departamento de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería, Centro de Investigaciones y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Ave. IPN 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, México DF, CP 07360, México ' Departamento de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería, Centro de Investigaciones y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Ave. IPN 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, México DF, CP 07360, México

Abstract: The aim of this work was to isolate a photosynthetic Microbial Consortium (MC) with capacity to fix nitrogen, from biological material collected in a rice field. The isolated MC was maintained at BG-110 medium, free of nitrogen source and progressively scaled up at 0.5 L, 1 L, 1.9 L and 11 L working volume. The nitrogen fixing rates obtained in the 11 L reactor were three times higher to the reported by other nitrogen fixing cultures at laboratory scale, so it is recommended the MC application isolated at this investigation as biofertilizer for rice crops.

Keywords: biofertilizers; cyanobacteria; photosynthetic microbial consortium; biological nitrogen fixation; rice crops; fertilizers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEE.2012.050793

International Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2012 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.183 - 196

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 22 Nov 2012 *

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