Isolation and characterization of plum-seeds degrading aerobic bacteria from plum-grove soil


Haruka Kurishita, Hitomi Yoshida, Namika Yamaji, Naoko Okumura, Asuka Kirimura, Satoru Matsuda* and Hiroshi Ueno

The aim of this study was to isolate plum-seeds degrading bacterium from plum-grove soil. Some bacteria utilizing plum-seeds were isolated from the plum-grove soil samples by biodegradation assay. Among them, five bacteria had the activity of cellulase and xylanase. Four of the strains grew in the medium containing xylan instead of glucose. Partial sequencing of 16S rRNA and genome indicated that all the isolates belong to the Psedomonas section but two bacteria are unknown. It is proposed that some Pseudomonas bacteria could be deployed as inoculant to attain the treatment of plum-seeds.

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