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Diversity of cultivable actinobacteria in geographically widespread marine sediments

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Luis Maldonado, Dr James Stach, Wasu Pathom-Aree, Emeritus Professor Alan Ward, Professor Alan Bull, Emeritus Professor Michael Goodfellow

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Abstract

Reports describing actinobacteria isolated from marine environments have been dominated by Micromonospora, Rhodococcus Streptomyces species. Recent culture-independent studies have shown that marine environments contain a high diversity of actinobacterial species that are rarely, if at all, recovered by cultivation-based methods. In this study, it is shown that cultivation-independent methods can be used to guide the application of selective isolation methods. The detection of marine-derived actinobacterial species that have previously only been reported from terrestrial habitats is highlighted. This study provides good evidence that the previously described low diversity of actinobacterial species isolated from marine environments does not reflect an actual low species diversity, and that the use of informed selective isolation procedures can aid in the isolation of members of novel taxa. © Springer 2005.


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Author(s): Maldonado LA, Stach JEM, Pathom-Aree W, Ward AC, Bull AT, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology

Year: 2005

Volume: 87

Issue: 1

Pages: 11-18

Print publication date: 01/01/2005

ISSN (print): 0003-6072

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9699

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10482-004-6525-0

DOI: 10.1007/s10482-004-6525-0

PubMed id: 15726286


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