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Distribution and molecular investigation of highly thermophilic bacteria associated with cool soil environments

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Rahman, TJ, Marchant, R and Banat, Ibrahim (2004) Distribution and molecular investigation of highly thermophilic bacteria associated with cool soil environments. BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS, 32 (Part 2). pp. 209-213. [Journal article]

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Abstract

In this study, both molecular and culture-based methods were used to characterize thermophilic bacteria associated with the subsurface soil environment in Northern Ireland. A total of 53 thermophilic, aerobic, sporulating and non-sporulating bacteria were isolated from subsurface soil samples obtained from two sites. They were screened by amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis prior to 16 S rRNA gene sequencing. The majority of the sequences were associated with Geobacillus thermoleovorans (50%) and Geobacillus coldoxylosilyticus (34.6%). Isolates F10, F20 and Tf exhibited only 93% similarity with Geobacillus toebii strain F70. Hence they may represent a new species of the genus Geobacillus.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:2709
Deposited By:Professor Roger Marchant
Deposited On:15 Dec 2009 20:33
Last Modified:16 May 2012 12:01

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