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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2009
Bioline Code: ej09023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2009

 en Diversity of marine gliding bacteria in Thailand and their cytotoxicity
Sangnoi, Y.; Srisukchayakul, P.; Arunpairojana, V. & Kanjana-Opas, A.


Eighty-four marine gliding bacteria were isolated from specimens collected in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. All exhibited gliding motility and swarm colonies on cultivation plates and they were purified by subculturing and micromanipulator techniques. Their 16S rRNA genes were amplified by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. The phylogenetic analysis indicated that the represented isolates can be separated into six different clads (gr 1 - gr 6) within the Cytophaga-Flavobacterium-Bacteriodes (CFB) group. Group 1 formed a remote linear, with only 90% sequence similarity, from Flavobacteriaceae bacterium which indicated a potentially novel taxonomic group. Groups 2 and 3 were identified as the recently proposed Tenacibaculum mesophilum check for this species in other resources and Fulvivirga kasyanovii check for this species in other resources respectively. Groups 4, 5 and 6, consisting of the largest number of the members, were identified as Rapidithrix thailandica check for this species in other resources , Aureispira marina check for this species in other resources and Aureispira maritima check for this species in other resources respectively. The isolates were cultivated in four different cultivation media (Vy/2, RL 1, CY and SK) and the crude extracts were submitted to screen cytotoxicity using a sulphorodamine B (SRB) assay. The results from cytotoxic screening showed that groups 2, 4 and 6 were capable of producing the cytotoxic metabolites against selected human cell lines (breast adenocarcinoma (MCF-7), colon cancer (HT-29), cervical cancer (HeLa) and oral cancer (KB)). However, groups 1, 3 and 5 did not produce metabolites with cytotoxicity when cultivated in the same cultivation media as the previous groups. CY medium was the only cultivation medium which could yield the cytotoxic metabolites against MCF-7.

Aureispira marina, Aureispira maritime, Fulvivirga kasyanovii, human cell lines, Rapidithrix thailandica, Tenacibaculum mesophilum.

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