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Three actinomycetal strains, designated YIM 90479, YIM 90480(T) and YIM 90600(T), were isolated from a salt field in Xinjiang province, North-west China and subjected to polyphasic taxonomic study. All three strains were moderately halophilic and were able to grow on agar at NaCl concentrations of up to 20-25 % (w/v). No growth was observed in the absence(More)
Violacein is a bacteria-originated indolocarbazole pigment with potential applications due to its various bioactivities such as anti-tumor, antiviral, and antifungal activities. However, stable mass production of this pigment is difficult due to its low productivities and the instability of wild-type violacein-producing strains. In order to establish a(More)
A novel Gram-positive, rod-shaped actinobacterium, designated strain YIM 90718(T), was isolated from a saline soil in Xinjiang province, north-west China, and subjected to polyphasic taxonomy. The peptidoglycan type was A1gamma and the cell-wall sugars contained galactose. Phospholipids were phosphatidylglycerol and diphosphatidylglycerol. The predominant(More)
Very little is known about the physiological interactions between plants and endophytic bacteria. We investigated the impact of three endophytic bacteria, Bacillus pumilus 2-1, Chryseobacterium indologene 2-2, and Acinetobacter johnsonii 3-1, on the photosynthetic capacity and growth of sugar beet. Endophyte-free plants were obtained first and infected with(More)
A Gram-positive actinobacterium, designated strain YIM 90716(T), was isolated from a saline soil sample collected from Ganjiahu Suosuo Forest National Nature Reserve in Xinjiang Province, north-west China. The new isolate contained lysine, glutamic acid and alanine with peptidoglycan type Lys-Ala(3) (variation A3alpha). The major phospholipids were(More)
A halophilic actinomycete strain, designated YIM 91168T, was isolated from a salt lake in Xinjiang province, north-west China. The isolate grew at 20-40 degrees C, pH 5-8 and 6-22% (w/v) NaCl; there was no growth in the absence of NaCl. The whole-cell hydrolysate contained meso-diaminopimelic acid, galactose and arabinose. The major fatty acids were(More)
Two Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, catalase-positive, oxidase-negative, non-motile, rod-shaped and moderately halophilic bacterial strains, designated YIM 90637(T) and BH 017, were isolated from a salt lake in Xinjiang province, north-west China, and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences(More)
A halophilic actinomycete strain, designated YIM 90500(T), was isolated from a saline lake in Xinjiang province, north-west China and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. Good growth of the novel isolate occurred at 28-37 degrees C, pH 7-8 and with 10-15 % (w/v) NaCl; no growth occurred without any salts. Strain YIM 90500(T) contained(More)
A Gram-staining-positive, facultatively anaerobic, non-motile and moderately halophilic actinobacterium, designated YIM 93306(T), was isolated from a salt lake in Xinjiang province, north-west China, and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. Strain YIM 93306(T) grew in the presence of 2-16 % (w/v) NaCl and did not grow without NaCl. The peptidoglycan(More)
A gfp- and kanamycin-resistance gene-containing plasmid pUCGK was successfully constructed and transformed into Enterobacter aerogenes to develop a rapid GFP-based method for quantifying the bacterial concentration under anaerobic conditions for production of biohydrogen. Since the use of GFP as a molecular reporter is restricted by its requirement for(More)