The ureC Gene Diversity of Soil Bacteria in Tropical Rain Forest and Oil Palm Plantations

Zulfarina ., Iman Rusmana, Nisa Rachmania Mubarik, Dwi Andreas Santosa


Analysis of microbial community composition and ureC genes was studied by using Polymerase Chain Reaction-Denatured Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) approach. The aim of this study was to describe the abundance and diversity of ureC gene bacteria from tropical rain forest and oil palm plantations in Jambi Province, Sumatera, Indonesia. The abundance of bacteria was calculated through the method of Most Probable Number (MPN). Shannon-wiener analysis and DGGE profile showed that the diversity of microbial ureC gene in oil palm plantation was higher than that of the tropical rain forest. The abundance profile of microbes towards the depth was increased. The microbial abundance in oil palm plantations was higher than tropical rain forest.

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