Hua-Hong Chen

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A taxonomic study was performed on strain YIM 31775(T), which was isolated from a soil sample collected from Yunnan Province, China. The isolate was chemo-organotrophic, aerobic and Gram-negative. Cells were short rods and motile, with one or more polar flagella. Growth temperature and pH ranged from 4 to 55 degrees C and 6.5 to 12.0, respectively; the(More)
Endophytic actinobacteria are relatively unexplored as potential sources of novel species and novel natural products for medical and commercial exploitation. Xishuangbanna is recognized throughout the world for its diverse flora, especially the rain forest plants, many of which have indigenous pharmaceutical histories. However, little is known about the(More)
The taxonomic position of two Gram-positive strains, YIM 70084(T) and YIM 70097(T), isolated from hypersaline soils was determined by a polyphasic approach. Cells of strain YIM 70084(T) are motile cocci, whereas those of strain YIM 70097(T) are non-motile rods. The G+C contents of their DNA are 64.4 and 66.7 mol%. Both strains had chemotaxonomic markers(More)
A coccoid, non-motile actinobacterium, designated strain YIM 70003T, was isolated from a saline, alkaline, desert-soil sample from Egypt. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that the organism formed a distinct phyletic line within the genus Kocuria and was most closely related to Kocuria polaris DSM 14382T (98.6 % sequence(More)
Two novel actinobacteria isolates, designated YIM 70009T and YIM 70081T, were characterized in order to determine their taxonomic position. Cells of strains YIM 70009T and YIM 70081T were cocci, although only the latter were motile. The G+C contents of their DNAs were 64.0 and 64.5 mol%, respectively. On the basis of chemotaxonomic characteristics and 16S(More)
A halotolerant, non-spore-forming actinobacterium was isolated from a soil sample from the west of China. The strain, designated YIM 70093(T) (=CCTCC AA 001024(T)=DSM 44683(T)), comprised Gram-positive, non-motile, diphtheroid and irregular rods. It grew in 0-25 % KCl (KCl could be substituted by NaCl or MgCl(2).6H(2)O), with optimum growth at 10 % KCl, and(More)
An actinomycete, designated strain YIM 56134(T), was isolated from the root of a Chinese medicinal plant, Carex baccans Nees, collected from Yunnan, south-west China, and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. An analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities showed that strain YIM 56134(T) was a member of the genus Glycomyces, being most closely(More)
A Gram-positive, aerobic, non-motile, non-acid-alcohol-fast strain, designated YIM 61095(T), was isolated from the root of Maytenus austroyunnanensis collected from a tropical rainforest of Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province, south-west China. Strain YIM 61095(T) exhibited chemotaxonomic and morphological characteristics that were consistent with members of(More)
An actinobacterium, strain YIM 70010T, which was isolated from a desert soil sample collected in Egypt, was subjected to a polyphasic taxonomy study. The organism was alkalitolerant and its optimum growth occurred at pH 8.0-9.0. The isolate contained chemotaxonomic markers that were characteristic of the genus Citricoccus, i.e. the peptidoglycan type(More)
A Gram-positive bacterial strain, designated YIM 56238(T), was isolated from plant roots (Aquilaria sinensis), and characterized by using a polyphasic approach. Strain YIM 56238(T) grew optimally at pH 7.0-8.0 and at 28 degrees C. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain YIM 56238(T) indicated that it belongs to the genus Micrococcus. Chemotaxonomic(More)