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Article Name Phenotypic Characterization of Halophilic Bacteria Isolated From Çamaltı Saltern in Turkey
Author Name Kıymet GUVEN1, Armağan DEMIRCI1, M.Burçin MUTLU1, S.Elif KORCAN2*
Address 1-Anadolu University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, TR26470-Eskisehir, Turkey 2- Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey * Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Abstract Çamaltı Saltern is the largest sea saltern on the Aegean cost of Turkey. Water samples collected from 6 different pools changing in the degree of salinity were subjected to bacterial isolation. A total of 12 isolates were randomly chosen and their properties were investigated. Phenotypic properties of the isolates as well as their characteristics for seven enzymes showed that these bacteria represents probably different genus and species of either Archaeal or Bacterial domains. Activities of hydrolytic enzymes (gelatinase, DNase, Tween-80 and cellulase), activities which are responsible for the detrimental effects of the crude salt in food and leather products were recorded for some of the isolates. Fatty acid methyl esther profiles of 6 isolates belonged to Bacteria domain were different representing different genera and species of Bacterial domain. To the author’s knowledge this is the first study on the phenotypic and enzymatic properties of prokaryotic populations of water samples obtained from pools of Çamaltı saltern.
Published in Electronic Journal of BioTechnology
Issue 1
Volume 2
Pages 11-21
Year 2010
Type Paper
Language English
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