Influence of fermented tannery solid waste on morphological, biochemical, yield and nutritional responses of tomato plants

B. Ravindran*, Jonathan W C WONG, Ammaiyappan Selvam, K. Murugesan, D. Mohanapriya, G. Sekaran

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Abstract

The non-tanned proteinaceous tannery solid waste animal fleshing (ANFL), containing high nutritive value, was hydrolyzed using bacteria Selenomonas ruminantium HM000123 through submerged (SmF) and solid-state (SSF) fermentation processes. In addition, the effects of ANFL fermentative hydrolysate on growth, yield and biochemical properties of tomato plants were investigated. The treatments included T1 (SmF-ANFL), T2 (SSF-ANFL), T3 (recommended dose of NPK fertilizers) and a control without any amendment. Hydrolysates of both SmF-ANFL and SSF-ANFL treatments increased the biomass and yield as evidenced by plant height, stem girth, number of leaves and fruit yield when compared with both NPK and control plants. In this 90-day study, significant (p ≤ 0.05) changes were observed in SSF-ANFL treated plants compared to the other treatments. Protein profile analyzed through SDS-PAGE indicates the expression of a high molecular weight protein (205 kDa) and other proteins in the leaves of the SSF-ANFL treated plants. Overall results revealed that SSF-ANFL can be successfully utilized as a fertilizer particularly for cultivating tomato plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4327-4335
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

User-Defined Keywords

  • Animal fleshing
  • Biochemical properties
  • Solid-state fermentation
  • Submerged fermentation
  • Tomato
  • Yield attributes

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