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      Micrococcus ; Planococcus ; taxonomy; Schirmacher; Antarctica

    • Abstract

       

      Five cultures isolated from soil samples collected in Schirmacher oasis, Antarctica, have been identified as members of the familyMicrococcaceae, with 3 belonging to the genusMicrococcus and two toPlanococcus. The 3Micrococcus isolates (37R, 45R and 49R) were red-pigmented and h a d ∼ 75 mol% G + C in their DNA; they were identified asMicrococcus roseus. The twoPlanococcus isolates (30Y and Lz3OR) were yellow and orange in colour, and had 43.5 and 40.9 mol % G + C in their DNA respectively; they were identified asPlanococcus sp.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Sisinthy Shivaji1 N Shyamala Rao1 L Saisree1 Vipula Sheth1 G S N Reddy1 Pushpa M Bhargava1

      1. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad - 500 007, India
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