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Isolation and enzyme bioprospection of endophytic bacteria associated with plants of Brazilian mangrove ecosystem

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Title
Isolation and enzyme bioprospection of endophytic bacteria associated with plants of Brazilian mangrove ecosystem
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SpringerPlus, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/2193-1801-3-382
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Renata A Castro, Maria Carolina Quecine, Paulo T Lacava, Bruna D Batista, Danice M Luvizotto, Joelma Marcon, Anderson Ferreira, Itamar S Melo, João L Azevedo

Abstract

The mangrove ecosystem is a coastal tropical biome located in the transition zone between land and sea that is characterized by periodic flooding, which confers unique and specific environmental conditions on this biome. In these ecosystems, the vegetation is dominated by a particular group of plant species that provide a unique environment harboring diverse groups of microorganisms, including the endophytic microorganisms that are the focus of this study. Because of their intimate association with plants, endophytic microorganisms could be explored for biotechnologically significant products, such as enzymes, proteins, antibiotics and others. Here, we isolated endophytic microorganisms from two mangrove species, Rhizophora mangle and Avicennia nitida, that are found in streams in two mangrove systems in Bertioga and Cananéia, Brazil. Bacillus was the most frequently isolated genus, comprising 42% of the species isolated from Cananéia and 28% of the species from Bertioga. However, other common endophytic genera such as Pantoea, Curtobacterium and Enterobacter were also found. After identifying the isolates, the bacterial communities were evaluated for enzyme production. Protease activity was observed in 75% of the isolates, while endoglucanase activity occurred in 62% of the isolates. Bacillus showed the highest activity rates for amylase and esterase and endoglucanase. To our knowledge, this is the first reported diversity analysis performed on endophytic bacteria obtained from the branches of mangrove trees and the first overview of the specific enzymes produced by different bacterial genera. This work contributes to our knowledge of the microorganisms and enzymes present in mangrove ecosystems.

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Country Count As %
India 2 1%
Sri Lanka 1 <1%
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 195 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 30 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 27 14%
Student > Master 26 13%
Researcher 11 6%
Other 37 19%
Unknown 40 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 83 42%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 30 15%
Environmental Science 12 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 11 6%
Chemistry 5 3%
Other 13 7%
Unknown 45 23%

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