Benjamin Lanoot

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Species of the genus Streptomyces, which constitute the vast majority of taxa within the family Streptomycetaceae, are a predominant component of the microbial population in soils throughout the world and have been the subject of extensive isolation and screening efforts over the years because they are a major source of commercially and medically important(More)
The type strains of 451 validly described Streptomyces species were screened using the BOX-PCR fingerprint technique. Of the different primers tested, the BOX primer yielded the most robust and reproducible band patterns. The majority of the species (350) had an unique pattern each. A total number of 30 clusters were delineated comprising species with(More)
ABSTRACT During the 1995 wet season, harvested rice seed was collected from farmers' fields at different locations in Iloilo, Philippines. Bacterial isolations from crushed seed yielded 428 isolates. The isolates were characterized by BOX-polymerase chain reaction fingerprinting of total genomic DNA and represented 151 fingerprint types (FPT). Most FPTs(More)
An actinomycete, strain FXJ46(T), was isolated from cypress forest soil in northern China and shown to have chemotaxonomic and morphological properties consistent with streptomycetes. It developed greyish aerial mycelium and pinkish-brown substrate mycelium on oatmeal agar. Phylogenetic analyses based on an almost complete 16S rRNA gene sequence of the(More)
A total of 463 Streptomyces and Kitasatospora type strains were screened using 16S-ITS RFLP fingerprinting (combined restriction digest using enzymes BstUI and HaeIII). In total, 59 clusters could be delineated, each comprising multiple strains with nearly identical patterns. Good correlation was found in general with phylogeny, as revealed by 16S rDNA(More)
A DNA-DNA hybridization survey was performed on 13 Streptomyces species and two subspecies, dispersed over five genotypically defined clusters as delineated by Lanoot et al. [Syst Appl Microbiol 27 (2004), 84-92]. Within each of the latter clusters, strains shared DNA-DNA relatedness values above 70 %. On the basis of published recommendations, the(More)
A collection of 93 Streptomyces reference strains were investigated using SDS-PAGE of whole-cell proteins. Computer-assisted numerical analysis revealed 24 clusters encompassing strains with very similar protein profiles. Five of them grouped several type strains with visually identical patterns. DNA-DNA hybridizations revealed homology values higher than(More)
A representative set of 19 mutants, with a known genealogy, of the virginiamycin producing strain Streptomyces virginiae 899 was investigated phenotypically and genotypically. Colour of the aerial and substrate mycelium were very variable both among spontaneous variants and those obtained after induced mutagenesis. At genotypic level, all mutants showed(More)
A distinct actinomycete strain was isolated from rhizosphere soil of Tsuga chinensis. The isolate, designated A25T, was assigned to the genus Streptomyces on the basis of morphological and chemotaxonomic criteria and was examined by using a polyphasic approach. An almost complete 16S rDNA sequence of the isolate was determined and compared with sequences of(More)
A polyphasic study was undertaken to establish the taxonomic status of a soil isolate. The organism, strain FXJ14(T), was found to have chemical and morphological properties characteristic of streptomycetes. Phylogenetic analyses based on an almost complete 16S rRNA gene sequence of the strain and on the 120 nt variable gamma-region of the 16S rRNA molecule(More)