Isolation of Cellulose-Degrading Myxobacteria Sorangium cellulosum

셀룰로오스 분해성 점액세균 Sorangium cellulosum의 분리

  • Hyun, Hye-Sook (Myxobacteria Bank, Department of Biotechnology, Hoseo University) ;
  • Chung, Jin-Woo (Myxobacteria Bank, Department of Biotechnology, Hoseo University) ;
  • Lee, Han-Bit (Myxobacteria Bank, Department of Biotechnology, Hoseo University) ;
  • Youn, Jin-Kwon (Myxobacteria Bank, Department of Biotechnology, Hoseo University) ;
  • Lee, Cha-Yul (Myxobacteria Bank, Department of Biotechnology, Hoseo University) ;
  • Kim, Do-Hee (Myxobacteria Bank, Department of Biotechnology, Hoseo University) ;
  • Cho, Kyung-Yun (Myxobacteria Bank, Department of Biotechnology, Hoseo University)
  • 현혜숙 (호서대학교 생명공학과 점액세균은행) ;
  • 정진우 (호서대학교 생명공학과 점액세균은행) ;
  • 이한빛 (호서대학교 생명공학과 점액세균은행) ;
  • 윤진권 (호서대학교 생명공학과 점액세균은행) ;
  • 이차율 (호서대학교 생명공학과 점액세균은행) ;
  • 김도희 (호서대학교 생명공학과 점액세균은행) ;
  • 조경연 (호서대학교 생명공학과 점액세균은행)
  • Published : 2009.03.31


591 strains of myxobacteria that grew on cellulose as a sole carbon source were isolated from soils collected from various locations in Korea. Morphological characteristics such as the shape of cells, colonies and fruiting bodies and 16S rRNA sequences of the isolates suggested that all the isolates are Sorangium cellulosum. An antifungal assay has indicated that at least 20 strains among the 114 isolates tested produce antifungal substances inhibiting growth of Candida albicans.


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