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Title: Carotenes produced by alkaliphilic orange- pigmented strain of Microbacterium arborescens - AGSB isolated from coastal sand dunes
Authors: Godinho, A
Bhosle, S
Keywords: Microbacterium arborescens
Sand dunes
Carotenoids
Bacterium
HPLC
TLC
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: CSIR
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.
Page(s): 307-312
ISSN: 0379-5136
Source:IJMS Vol.37(3) [September 2008]

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