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The modern agricultural practice utilizing plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) has brought great benefits in the promotion of crop growth. Among PGPR, Azospirillum is considered as an important genus which is not only closely-associated with plants but also shows potential in the degradation of organic contaminants. However, lack of media for(More)
A pale-pink strain (CC-FR2-10T) from the rhizosphere of the sacred tree Ficus religiosa L. in Taiwan was investigated by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The cells were Gram-positive, rod-shaped and non-spore-forming. Phylogenetic analyses using the 16S rRNA gene sequence of the isolate indicated that the organism belongs to the genus Deinococcus, the(More)
A bacterial strain designated GR5(T) was isolated from freshwater culture pond in Taiwan during the screening of bacteria for antimicrobial compounds and characterized using the polyphasic taxonomic approach. Strain GR5(T) was Gram-negative, aerobic, greenish-yellow colored, rod-shaped, and motile by means of a polar single flagellum. Growth occurred at(More)
A Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium (CC-JY-1(T)) was isolated on nutrient agar from a soil sample collected from an oil-contaminated site located in Chyai county, Taiwan. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis demonstrated that this isolate is unique, showing 96.7 % sequence similarity to the type strain of Arenimonas donghaensis and similarities of 93.0-93.8 %(More)
A bacterial strain, designated an-8(T), was isolated from a freshwater shrimp culture pond in Taiwan and characterized using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Cells of strain an-8(T) were Gram-reaction-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped and non-motile, formed yellow-pigmented colonies and grew at 15-30 °C (optimum 25 °C), pH 7-8 (optimum pH 8.0) and in 0-1 %(More)
A bacterial strain designated Ruye-90(T) was isolated from a freshwater tilapiine cichlid fish culture pond in Taiwan and characterized using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Strain Ruye-90(T) was gram-negative, aerobic, yellow-coloured, rod-shaped, and motile by means of a single polar flagellum. Growth occurred at 4-30 °C (optimum, 20-30 °C), at pH(More)
A taxonomic study was carried out on a novel aerobic bacterial strain (designated CC-LY736T) isolated from a fermentor in Taiwan. Cells of strain CC-LY736T were Gram-stain negative, spiral-shaped and motile by means of a monopolar flagellum. Strain CC-LY736T shared the greatest degree of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity to Azospirillum irakense DSM 11586T(More)
A bacterial strain, designated CKOBP-6T, isolated from a contaminated laboratory plate, was characterized by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Chemotaxonomic and morphological properties of the strain were consistent with its classification in the genus Paenibacillus. Cells were Gram-variable, aerobic, sporulating, motile rods. 16S rRNA gene sequence(More)
A coccoid- to ovoid-shaped, Gram-positive, non-motile bacterial strain, designated phenol-AT, was isolated from an oil-contaminated coastal sand sample collected from Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, and characterized by use of a polyphasic approach. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that the novel strain formed a monophyletic(More)
Zeaxanthin carotenoids are class of commercially important natural products and diverse biomolecules produced by plants and many microorganisms. Bacteria often produce a cocktail of polar and nonpolar carotenoids limiting their industrial applications. Marine members of the family Flavobacteriaceae are known to produce potential carotenoids such as(More)