Antifungal compounds produced by bacterial populations of the Sea SpongeVerongia sp.

Antifungal compounds produced by bacterial populations of the Sea SpongeVerongia sp. The taxonomic structure and some metabolic features of the bacterial populations of the sea spongeVerongia sp were studied. Twenty-three symbiotrophic strains were isolated into axenic cultures and identified. These wereProteobacteria of the generaPseudoalteromonas andVibrio (about 52%), firmicutes with low G+C content (up to 22%), and bacteria of the generaFlavobacterium/Cytophaga/Bacteroides (13% of the strains studied). The strain KMM 3427, identified asBacillus subtilis, synthesized the secondary metabolite 2-p-hydroxyphenylalcohol (tyrosol), which is known to be an antifungal compound and may perform the function of chemical defence inVerongia sp. Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Antifungal compounds produced by bacterial populations of the Sea SpongeVerongia sp.

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