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Diversity and biotechnological potential of culturable bacteria from Brazilian mangrove sediment

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Dias, Armando C. F. [1, 2] ; Andreote, Fernando Dini [3, 1] ; Dini-Andreote, Francisco [1] ; Lacava, Paulo T. [1] ; Sa, Andre L. B. [1, 2] ; Melo, Itamar S. [3] ; Azevedo, Joo L. [1] ; Araujo, Welington L. [1, 4]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Dept Genet, BR-13400970 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Biotechnol Res Ctr, ICB IV, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] EMBRAPA, CNPMA, Lab Environm Microbiol, BR-13820000 Jaguariuna, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Mogi das Cruzes, Biotechnol Res Ctr, BR-08780911 Mogi Das Cruzes, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: WORLD JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY; v. 25, n. 7, p. 1305-1311, JUL 2009.
Web of Science Citations: 47

Mangrove ecosystems are environments subject to substantial degradation by anthropogenic activities. Its location, in coastal area, interfacing the continents and the oceans makes it substantially important in the prospection for biotechnological applications. In this study, we assessed the diversity of culturable bacteria present over the seasons at two depths (0-10 and 30-40 cm) in a mangrove sediment and in a transect area from the land to the sea. In total, 238 bacteria were isolated, characterized by Amplified Ribosomal DNA Restriction Analysis (ARDRA) and further identified, by Fatty Acid Methyl Esther (FAME-MIDI), into the orders of Vibrionales, Actinomycetales and Bacillales. Also the ability of the isolates in producing economically important enzymes (amylases, proteases, esterases and lipases) was evaluated and the order Vibrionales was the main enzymatic source. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 04/13910-6 - Biodiversity and functional activities of microorganisms from mangrove of the State of São Paulo
Grantee:Itamar Soares de Melo
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 06/57060-1 - Analysis of the bacterial community associated with mangroves in the State of São Paulo of biotechnological and agricultural interest
Grantee:Paulo Teixeira Lacava
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate