Iranian scientists discover a rare bacterium

TEHRAN, Feb. 8 (MNA) – Researchers in Iran Biological Resource Center have discovered a new bacterium, publish in International Systematic Microbiology Journal.

Actinomycetes are valuable microorganisms used for the 1st and 2nd metabolism in food industries. These microorganisms help produce enzymes widely applied in food industry to process starch in fructose-rich drinks and enzymes used in molecular biology techniques.

Actinomycetes are also applied in production of new generations of antibiotics due to their specific metabolism routes.

Researchers in Iran Biological Resources Center discovered a rare actinomycete belonging to the family Pseudonocardiaceae. The discovery of this microorganism was announced in a paper in the prestigious IJSEM under the name of Alloactinosynnema Iranicum

The microorganism is accessible in National Iranian Biological Resource Center as a valuable microorganism in access code of BRC-M 10403T.

By Mehr News Agency 

 

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