Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 49 Issue 2
Studies on the distribution of actinobacteria in the Gaderu mangroves of Gautami Godavari estuarine system, east coast of India
G. Raghavendrudu* and B. Kondalarao
Occurrence of actinobacteria species in mangrove sediments of the Gaderu River of Gautami- Godavari estuarine system was studied during May 2007. The actinobacteria cultures were grown on czapeks agar, tyrosine agar, kuster agar, oatmeal agar and glucose-aspargine agar media. Twenty two strains of actinobacteria were isolated from the mangrove sediments. Of these isolates, fourteen isolates belonged to the genus Streptomyces; three isolates to Streptoverticillium, and four isolates to Micromonospora. The genus Streptomyces was represented by three species viz., S. parvulus, S. flavoviridis and S. lusitanus. The distribution of actinobacteria species is compared with similar studies elsewhere in India.
Date : 22-07-2008