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Pontibacter sp. nov. BAB1700 is a halotolerant, Gram-negative, rod-shaped, pink-pigmented, menaquinone-7-producing bacterium isolated from sediments of a drilling well. The draft genome sequence of the strain, consisting of one chromosome of 4.5 Mb, revealed vital gene clusters involved in vitamin biosynthesis and resistance against various metals and(More)
Petroleum products play a major role in fueling the economy of the world but the pollution they create has become a critical issue. Understanding the diversity present in pipeline muck will help with the exploration of new microbial strains with better hydrocarbon degrading capacities for bioremediation of polluted sites. This study provides an analysis of(More)
The origin, evolution and speciation of the lion, has been subject of interest, debate and study. The present surviving lions of the genus Panthera comprise of eight sub-species inclusive of Asiatic lion Panthera leo persica of India's Gir forest. Except for the Asiatic lion, the other seven subspecies are found in different parts of Africa. There have been(More)
A Gram-positive bacterium, Brevibacillus sp. strain BAB-2500, was isolated as a lab contaminant in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The draft genome (5.3 Mb) of the strain possesses genes for the reduction of arsenate and aluminum. These findings might provide insights into the utilization of this strain for improving crop production.
The effect of gibberellic acid (GA) and naphthylacetic acid (NAA) on hypocotyl elongation and cell wall polysaccharides was studied using Phaseolus vulgaris seedlings grown in light condition. The hypocotyl was demarcated into two segments — one near the root was called lower and the one near the cotyledon was called upper. The upper segment showed a(More)
Here we present the first report on the taxonomic diversity of the microbial communities of the saline desert of the Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India, using a metagenomic approach. Seven samples, differing in salinity levels and covering different seasons, were analysed to investigate the dynamics of microbial communities in relation to salinity and(More)
An efficient novel method of direct somatic embryogenesis from basal tissue of garlic clove was developed. The influence of plant growth regulators, basal medium and explant type on somatic embryo induction was examined. The best plant growth regulator combination was, 2,4-D and kinetin at 1.0 mg/L and 0.5 mg/L respectively, inducing direct somatic(More)
Arthrobacter crystallopoietes strain BAB-32, a Gram-positive obligate aerobic actinobacterium having potential application in bioremediation and bioreduction of a few metals, was isolated from rhizosphere soil of Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The draft genome (4.3 Mb) of the strain revealed a few vital gene clusters involved in the metabolism of aromatic(More)
Present study attempts in revealing taxonomic and functional diversity of microorganism from petroleum muck using metagenomics approach. Using Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine, total of 249 Mb raw data were obtained which was analysed using MG-RAST platform. The taxonomic analysis revealed predominance of Proteobacteria with Gammaproteobacteria as major(More)