International Journal of Molecular Microbiology <p>International Journal of Molecular Microbiology (IJMM; ISSN: 2617-7633) is a peer-reviewed, open access, international scientific journal that publishes research on all aspects of molecular microbiology.</p> PSM en-US International Journal of Molecular Microbiology 2617-7633 Isolation and Identification of Acid-tolerant Bacteria from Tea (Camellia sinensis) Plant Soil <p>This study aimed to explore the acid-tolerant bacteria isolated from tea plant soils that elaborate low pH range of (4.5–6.0). However, acidic soils require low water holding capacity and poor fertility rate; therefore continuously increasing acid in soils inhibits the growth and reduces the quality of <em>Camellia sinensis</em>. Microorganisms provide essential support to plants in several environmental conditions. According to the final results, 25 isolates were obtained from the soils; most of them belong to the genus <em>Pseudomonas sp.</em> and <em>Bacillus sp</em>. Some isolates, such as <em>Paraburkholderia sp</em>. LJCY 02, <em>Paenarthrobacter sp. </em>LJCY 09, <em>Pseudomonas azotoformans </em>LJCY 11, <em>Bacillus pumilus </em>LJCY 17 and <em>Lelliottia nimipressuralis </em>LJCY 18 grew very well in acidic medium, indicating good resistance against acidity. Some isolates like <em>Pseudomonas sp. </em>LJCY 04, <em>Pseudomonas sp. </em>LJCY 12, <em>Arthrobacter oryzae </em>LJCY 16, and <em>Saccharomyces cerevisiae </em>LJCY 25 made the pH value increase to 6.0-6.5. Inoculated in acid soil, <em>Saccharomyces cerevisiae </em>LJCY 25 increased their pH, which provides the potential to regulate the pH value of the acidic soil.</p> Shakeela Mohammad Pu Qian Li Jin Lu Jin Li Ou Muhammad Naeem Iqbal Guohong Zeng Xiu-Fang Hu Copyright (c) 2021 PSM 2021-08-30 2021-08-30 4 2 14 24