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A Gram-positive-staining, rod-shaped, motile, spore-forming and moderately halotolerant bacterium, designated ZLC-26(T), was isolated from a sand soil sample collected from Xinjiang Province, China, and was characterized by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. This isolate grew optimally at 30-37 degrees C and pH 7-8. It grew with 0-8% NaCl (optimum, 0-2(More)
Two Gram-negative, rod-shaped, gliding and pink-pigmented bacterial strains, X14-1T and X19-1, were isolated from a mixture of sand samples collected from the desert of Xinjiang, China, and characterized by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Strains X14-1T and X19-1 contained MK-7 as the predominant menaquinone. The major cellular fatty acids included(More)
Deinococcus radiodurans R1, a red-pigmented strain of the extremely radioresistant genus Deinococcus, contains a major carotenoid namely deinoxanthin. The high resistance of this organism against the lethal actions of DNA-damaging agents including ionizing radiation and ultraviolet light (UV) has been widely reported. However, the possible antioxidant role(More)
Three new cysteine-free venom peptides, which are referred to as Heterin-1, Heterin-2 and Spiniferin, respectively, were identified from the scorpion Heterometrus spinifer. Heterin-1, Heterin-2 and Spiniferin contain 43, 24 and 13 amino acid residues, respectively. Genomic analysis showed that the genomic organizations of the three peptides are consistent(More)
A yellow-pigmented bacterial strain, designated RCML-52(T), was isolated from an abandoned gold mine in the desert in Xinjiang, China. Strain RCML-52(T) was Gram-negative, aerobic and non-motile. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain RCML-52(T) was affiliated with the genus Lysobacter. Strain RCML-52(T) exhibited <95.6 %(More)
A Gram-positive-staining, spherical-shaped and faintly pink-pigmented bacterial strain, X-82(T), was isolated from soil samples collected from a desert in Xinjiang, China. The organism was found to be resistant to UV radiation but sensitive to gamma radiation and desiccation. The optimum growth pH, NaCl concentration and temperature were pH 7.0, 0-1 % NaCl(More)
A bacterial isolate, strain XM415(T), obtained from soil of Tibet in China was characterized using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Strain XM415(T) was aerobic, Gram-negative, gliding, rod-shaped, oxidase-negative and catalase-positive. Strain XM415(T) showed the highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with Lysobacter niastensis GH41-7(T) (96.0 %).(More)
A brick-red-pigmented strain (XTM003(T)) isolated from the Qinghai-Tibet plateau was investigated using a polyphasic taxonomy approach. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that the organism belonged to the genus Hymenobacter. The predominant menaquinone was MK7. The major fatty acids included iso-15:0, 16:1w5c and summed feature(More)
Two Gram-staining-negative, rod-shaped, non-spore-forming bacterial strains, 1-2(T) and 1-4 were isolated from dry riverbed soil collected from the Xietongmen area of Tibet, China. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, the novel strains were shown to belong to the genus Pedobacter, sharing <95 % sequence similarity with all recognized species(More)
A Gram-negative, rod-shaped, non-motile and pink-pigmented bacterium, designated strain ZLB-3T, was isolated from a desert soil sample collected from Xinjiang Province, China, and characterized by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the isolate belongs to the phylum Bacteroidetes and(More)