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|Title:||Carotenes produced by alkaliphilic orange- pigmented strain of Microbacterium arborescens - AGSB isolated from coastal sand dunes|
|Abstract:||Collections of gram positive bacteria from coastal sand dune vegetation, Ipomoea pes-caprae showed a predominance of orange pigmented colonies of Microbacterium arborescens-AGSB. The pigment was identified using a combination of UV/visible spectral data and HPLC retention time as a lycopene type carotenoid pigment with λ max at 468 nms. These bacteria may be accumulating carotenoids as part of their responses to various environmental stresses and thus aiding their survival in this stressed habitat.|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.37(3) [September 2008]|
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