Kamma Sreenivasulu, Assoc.Prof , Dept of Biotechnology, has authored a paper and was published in The Korean Society of Mycology, Mycobiology
Aims: Isolate and characterize the antimicrobial actinomycetes from sediments of Mangrove ecosystems of Nizampatnam located in the south coastal region of Andhra Pradesh, India. Methodology and Results: The Mangrove soil samples were collected, pre-treated and plated on asparagine-glucose agar medium. Identification of the strain was carried out by employing the polyphasic taxonomical studies including the 16S rRNA sequence based analysis. Phylogenetic tree was constructed using the Molecular Evolutionary Genetic Analysis (MEGA) version 5. The potent bioactive metabolite strain was isolated and designated as VUK-10. Further polyphasic studies revealed that the Isolate VUK-10 belongs to the genera Pseudonocardia. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA sequencing studies revealed that the strain is closely related to Pseudonocardia endophytica and the bioactive metabolites produced by the isolate inhibited Gram positive, Gram negative and Fungi.Conclusion, significance and impact of study: The isolation, characterization of the rare actinomycetes from the mangrove ecosystem will be useful for the discovery of the novel bioactive metabolites that are effective against widerange of pathogens.
Keywords: Pseudonocardia, Mangrove ecosystem, Pre-treatment, Bioactive metabolites, Polyphasic Taxonomy.