Isolation and molecular characterization of Frankia strains resistant to some heavy metals

  title={Isolation and molecular characterization of Frankia strains resistant to some heavy metals},
  author={Khalid Salah El Dein Abdel-Lateif and S. Mansour and Mohamed F El-Badawy and M. Shohayeb},
  journal={Journal of Basic Microbiology},
  pages={720 - 729}
Frankia strains isolated from Saudi Arabia, reported for the first time, were identified based on the morphological and molecular tools compared to those isolated from Egypt. All strains displayed typical morphological characterization of Frankia strains represented by branched hyphae, production of vesicles and sporangia. The phylogenetic analysis and relationships among Frankia strains were investigated by comparing 16S rRNA gene sequences. The analysis revealed three genetic groups which… Expand
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