Enrichment of chitinolytic microorganisms: isolation and characterization of a chitinase exhibiting antifungal activity against phytopathogenic fungi from a novel Streptomyces strain

@article{Hoster2004EnrichmentOC,
  title={Enrichment of chitinolytic microorganisms: isolation and characterization of a chitinase exhibiting antifungal activity against phytopathogenic fungi from a novel Streptomyces strain},
  author={Frank Hoster and Jessica E. Schmitz and Rolf Daniel},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={434-442}
}
Thirteen different chitin-degrading bacteria were isolated from soil and sediment samples. Five of these strains (SGE2, SGE4, SSL3, MG1, and MG3) exhibited antifungal activity against phytopathogenic fungi. Analyses of the 16S rRNA genes and the substrate spectra revealed that the isolates belong to the genera Bacillus or Streptomyces. The closest relatives were Bacillus chitinolyticus (SGE2, SGE4, and SSL3), B. ehimensis (MG1), and Streptomyces griseus (MG3). The chitinases present in the… CONTINUE READING