Hideki Yamamura

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Actinoplanes missouriensis Couch 1963 is a well-characterized member of the genus Actinoplanes, which is of morphological interest because its members typically produce sporangia containing motile spores. The sporangiospores are motile by means of flagella and exhibit chemotactic properties. It is of further interest that members of Actinoplanes are(More)
An actinomycete strain, ID05-A0528(T), was isolated using the SDS-yeast extract pre-treatment method from soil under mahogany (Swietenia mahogani) trees in West Timor, Indonesia, and was examined by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic characterizations demonstrated that the novel strain belongs to the genus Dietzia. 16S(More)
Two phenolic compounds, JBIR-94 (1) and JBIR-125 (2), were isolated from the fermentation broth of strain R56-07, which was identified by phylogenetic methods as a novel species of Streptomyces. The structures of 1 and 2 were assigned on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy and MS analyses. Compounds 1 and 2 exhibited 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl(More)
Carbon material such as graphite and activated charcoal, but not diamond, causes the promotion of growth of certain bacteria under ordinarily non-permissive stress conditions over a distance of several centimeters. Bacillus carboniphilus under the stress of a high KCl concentration and high temperature responded to this remote effect of carbon material with(More)
An actinobacterial strain was isolated from subarctic forest soil, and subjected to polyphasic taxonomic characterization. The cell-wall peptidoglycan comprised meso-diaminopimelic acid, alanine and glutamic acid. MK-9(H₄) was the predominant isoprenoid quinone, and iso-C₁₇:₀, iso-C₁₅:₀ and C₁₆:₀ were detected as the major cellular fatty acids. Phylogenetic(More)
An actinomycete strain, designated YU1183-22(T), was isolated from a compost sample collected in Nikko, Japan. The isolate formed white aerial mycelium with relatively long aerial hyphae showing chains of arthrospores. Strain YU1183-22(T) grew with 0-10 % (w/v) NaCl, at pH 6-11 and at 10-37 °C (optimum 30 °C). Strain YU1183-22(T) contained(More)
A novel Gram-stain-positive bacterium, designated R19-04(T), was isolated from a soil sample from Rishiri Island, Japan, and its taxonomic position was investigated by a polyphasic approach. Cells of strain R19-04( T) exhibited a rod-coccus cycle. The peptidoglycan type of the isolate was A4alpha; lysine was the diagnostic diamino acid. The predominant(More)
A new 1,1-dichlorocyclopropane-containing angucycline, JBIR-88 (1), and a new butenolide, JBIR-89 (2), respectively, were isolated from the fermentation broths of two lichen-derived actinomycetes identified as a new species of Streptomyces (strains RI104-LiC106 and RI104-LiB101) using phylogenetic methods. The structures of 1 and 2 were elucidated on the(More)
An actinomycete strain, designated IR27-S3(T), was isolated from a forest soil sample collected from Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan. Cells of the isolate were Gram-stain-positive, aerobic, non-sporulating, non-motile coccoids or short rods. The strain grew in the presence of 0-7 % (w/v) NaCl, at pH 6-8 and at 12-37 °C, with optimum growth at 30 °C.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Enterococcus faecium is a normal bowel commensal and lactic acid bacterium that is rarely found in the oral cavity. This study investigated whether a non-pathogenic and non-biofilm strain of E. faecium functioned as a probiotic strain toward biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans, which is an etiological agent for dental caries. (More)