- June 2009
- Actinomycetologica 23(1):16-20
Based on a Blast search of 16S rRNA sequences of Streptomyces from marine environments of Nagasaki, Japan, 64 isolates showed the highest similarity scores with NBRC strains. Only 5 out of these 64 strains showed exactly the same biological profiles as the approximately 900 strains preserved at NBRC strains, while the remaining isolates showed different biological profiles. This suggests that the genus Streptomyces has the ability to produce a wide variety of unknown bioactive metabolites.