Rare actinomycetes in mangrove soils and leaf litter

Vikineswary, S. and Ismet, A. and Thong, Kwai Lin and Paramaswari, S. (2003) Rare actinomycetes in mangrove soils and leaf litter. Jurnal Biosains, 14 (1). p. 105.

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Actinomycetes are one of the major sources for the discovery of novel bioactive compounds. A total of 226 actinomycete strains were isolated from Morib mangrove soils and leaf litter samples in Malaysia. The actinomycete populations ranged from 6.0 x lO" to 20.0 x 10' colony-forming units (cfu)/g dry sample. Total populations and tentative distributions of actinomycetes varied significantly with the different types of mangrove samples. The tentative genus diversity in mangrove soil and leaf litter was Micromonospora, 49%; Streptosporangium, l7%; Streptomgces, 7%; Actinomadura, 4%; Saccharomonospora, 2% and others (Microbispora, Nocardia, Dactylosporangium and Actinoplanes) 2O%. Micromonospora and Streptosporangium were the dominant genus observed in mangrove rhizosphere soil and leaf litter samples. A total of 72 different isolates were selected based on variation of colony morphology and mycelial colour on the isolation agar plate for characterization. Thirty three (46%) isolates produced aerial mycelium and 13 (18%) isolates produced a range of diffusible pigments on MMS agar plates. Mesodiaminopimelic acid (DAP) isomer was observed in 33 (46%) isolates.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Kwai Lin Thong
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 06:51
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 06:37
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9944

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