Roselyn Brown

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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)
An actinomycete strain 234402T was isolated from a mangrove soil sample collected in Wenchang, China. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain 234402T indicated that the highest similarity was to Verrucosispora sediminis MS426T (99.25%). The cell wall contained meso-diaminopimelic acid. The major menaquinones were MK-9(H4) and MK-9(H6),(More)
The Atacama Desert presents one of the most extreme environments on Earth and we report here the first extensive isolations of actinomycetes from soils at various locations within the Desert. The use of selective isolation procedures enabled actinomycetes to be recovered from arid, hyper-arid and even extreme hyper-arid environments in significant numbers(More)
Verrucosispora isolate AB-18-032T, the abyssomicin- and proximicin-producing actinomycete, has chemotaxonomic and morphological properties consistent with its classification in the genus Verrucosispora. The organism formed a distinct phyletic line in the Verrucosispora 16S rRNA gene tree sharing similarities of 99.7%, 98.7% and 98.9% with Verrucosispora(More)
Caboxamycin, a new benzoxazole antibiotic, was detected by HPLC-diode array screening in extracts of the marine strain Streptomyces sp. NTK 937, which was isolated from deep-sea sediment collected in the Canary Basin. The structure of caboxamycin was determined by mass spectrometry, NMR experiments and X-ray analysis. It showed inhibitory activity against(More)
The taxonomic position of seven soil actinomycetes provisionally assigned to the genus Amycolatopsis was established in a polyphasic study. The isolates, which had identical 16S rRNA gene sequences, had closest similarity to the type strain of Amycolatopsis orientalis. A representative isolate, strain GY080T, had chemotaxonomic properties that were typical(More)
A novel filamentous actinobacterial organism, designated strain MG-37T, was isolated from a Norwegian fjord sediment and examined using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The organism was determined to have chemotaxonomic and morphological properties consistent with its classification in the genus Verrucosispora and formed a distinct phyletic line in the(More)
Albidopyrone, a new α-pyrone-containing secondary metabolite, was produced by Streptomyces sp. NTK 227, a strain isolated from Atlantic Ocean sediment and found to be a member of the Streptomyces albidoflavus 16S rRNA gene clade. The structure of the compound was determined by MS and NMR spectroscopy, and found to have a moderate inhibitory activity against(More)
In the course of a polyphasic study it was observed that 'Dactylosporangium variesporum' NRRL B-16296 is misclassified in the genus Dactylosporangium as it exhibits properties consistent with its assignment to the genus Saccharothrix. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences show that the strain falls within the evolutionary radiation of the(More)
Department of Biological Sciences, Napier University, Edinburgh EHlO 5DT, UK The taxonomic position of two actinomycetes isolated from soil was established using a polyphasic approach. The organisms, designated 21 3ET and 21 3F, were found to have chemical and morphological properties consistent with their assignment to the genus Gordonia. Nearly complete(More)