Isolation and identification of bacteria adversely affecting hide and leather quality

Birbir M., Ilgaz A.

JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF LEATHER TECHNOLOGISTS AND CHEMISTS, vol.80, no.5, pp.147-153, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Two hundred and twenty five hide and chrome tanned leather samples were examined at different stages of processing to characterize the populations of organisms inhabiting them. Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus sphaericus, Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus rubens, Kurthia variabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus brevis, Micrococcus candidus, Micrococcus roseus, Bacillus firmus and Bacillus laterosporus were isolated and identified in different stages of tannery processing. Bacillus brevis, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus firmus, Bacillus laterosporus, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus pumilus Bacillus sphaericus, Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus luteus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis were positive for gelatin hydrolysis.