Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 87, Issue 1, pp 37–42

Marine actinomycetes as a source of novel secondary metabolites

  • Hans-Peter Fiedler
  • Christina Bruntner
  • Alan  T. Bull
  • Alan C. Ward
  • Michael Goodfellow
  • Olivier Potterat
  • Carsten Puder
  • Gerhard Mihm
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10482-004-6538-8

Cite this article as:
Fiedler, HP., Bruntner, C., Bull, A.. et al. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (2005) 87: 37. doi:10.1007/s10482-004-6538-8

Abstract

A set of 600 actinomycetes strains which were isolated from marine sediments from various sites in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans were screened for the production of bioactive secondary metabolites. Marine streptomycete strains were found to be producers of well known chemically diverse antibiotics isolated from terrestrial streptomycetes, as in the case of marine Micromonospora strains. New marine members of the rare genus Verrucosispora seem to be a promising source for novel bioactive secondary metabolites as shown in the case of the abyssomicin producing strain AB-18-032.

Keywords

Actinomycetes Antibiotics Marine Natural Products 

Copyright information

© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Peter Fiedler
    • 1
  • Christina Bruntner
    • 1
  • Alan  T. Bull
    • 2
    • 3
  • Alan C. Ward
    • 3
  • Michael Goodfellow
    • 4
  • Olivier Potterat
    • 4
  • Carsten Puder
    • 4
  • Gerhard Mihm
    • 4
  1. 1.Mikrobiologisches InstitutUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Research School of BiosciencesUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  3. 3.School of BiologyUniversity of NewcastleNewcastle upon TyneUK
  4. 4.Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbHBiberachGermany

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