INFLUENCE OF CULTURAL PARAMETERS ON THE PRODUCTION OF BIOACTIVE METABOLITES BY STREPTOMYCES RECTIVERTICILLATUS VJMS-8 ISOLATED FROM SOUTH COASTAL REGIONS OF ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIAAbstract
Adaptation of marine actinobacteria to extreme climatic conditions such as high salinity, high pressure and high temperature has modified their physiological conditions to survive and elaborate novel bioactive metabolites. Among the different actinobacterial strains isolated from coastal regions of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India, one potent strain with broad-spectrum antagonistic activity was found and identified as Streptomyces rectiverticillatus VJMS-8. Attempts were made to optimize the cultural parameters for an enhanced yield of antimicrobial metabolite production. Production of bioactive metabolites by the strain was high in tryptone yeast extract dextrose broth as compared to the other media tested. The strain utilized galactose and tryptone as good carbon and nitrogen sources for the elaboration of bioactive metabolites. The optimum temperature and pH for bioactive metabolite production by the strain were recorded as 35 °C and 7.0, respectively. NaCl @ 5% supported high pro-duction of bioactive metabolites. The secondary metabolites produced by the strain grown under optimal conditions exhibited high antagonistic activity against a variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria as well as fungi.
M. M. Swapna and M. Vijayalakshmi *
Department of Botany and Microbiology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
18 October 2019
04 April 2020
25 August 2020
01 October 2020