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Selection and taxonomic identification of carotenoid-producing marine actinomycetes.
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PMID:  22623295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Carotenoids are important pigments produced by plants and many microorganisms, including fungi, microalgae, cyanobacteria, and bacteria. Marine actinomycetes are a group of bacteria that produce a variety of metabolites with economic potential. Here, we describe a general method of selecting marine actinomycetes as carotenoids' producers. The screening is carried out at two levels: the first one involves a quick selection of strains by visual color inspection, and the second consists in the analysis of the extracts by HPLC. The taxonomic analysis of the producing strains gives us an overview of the groups of actinomycetes in which carotenoids can be found.
Authors:
Francisco Romero; Rosa Isabel Fernández-Chimeno; Juan Luis de la Fuente; José-Luis Barredo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  892     ISSN:  1940-6029     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology, Instituto Biomar, S.A. Parque Tecnológico de León, León, Spain, microleon@institutobiomar.com.
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