TAILIEUCHUNG - Studies on selected bacteria and glycolytic enzyme activities in the gut of Eudrilus eugeniae

Some glycosidic enzymes secreted by the gut of Eudrilus eugeniae and the abundance of bacteria producing similar enzymes in the gut were studied in order to know the extent of enzymatic contribution by the worm gut and the ingested bacteria. 120 different bacteria were isolated from the worm gut and their enzymatic activities were detected by using respective media and reagents. In vitro gut wall tissue culture of various gut portions was done to assess enzymatic activities in gut wall and in the culture medium. The total viable counts of bacteria decreased in the crop / gizzard portion and increased gradually in the posterior region (midgut + hindgut) of the gut by about two thousand times more than those in the anterior gut. | Studies on selected bacteria and glycolytic enzyme activities in the gut of Eudrilus eugeniae