Streptomycin as a selective agent to facilitate recovery and isolation of introduced and indigenous Sphingomonas from environmental samples.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Sphingomonas is an organism of major interest for the degradation of organic contaminants in soils and other environments. A medium based on the aminoglycoside antibiotic streptomycin (Sm) was developed, which, together with the yellow pigmentation of Sphingomonas, facilitated the detection, recovery and quantification of culturable Sphingomonas from soils. All 29 previously described bacterial strains belonging to 17 different Sphingomonas species were able to grow on mineral media containing 200 microg ml(-1) streptomycin, showing that the capacity to resist high concentrations of Sm is a…

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