Identification of Streptomyces sp-MWS1 Producing Antibacterial Compounds

Streptomyces mangrove antibiotic 16S rDNA


  • Wiwin retnowati
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Airlangga University School of Medicine Surabaya, Indonesia Institute of Tropical Disease Airlangga University
May 3, 2010


An actinomycete, designated Streptomyces sp-MWS1, was isolated from mangrove ecosystem soil in the eastern coast of Surabaya.  This organism was capable of producing a series of antibiotics that strongly inhibit the growth of Gram-positive and Gram-negative
bacteria. Furthermore, culture morphological and physiological characteristics of the isolated strain, Streptomyces sp-MWS1 were compared to other reference strains belong to Streptomyces species. The analysis of nucleotide sequence of the 16S rDNA indicated similarity binary 98% with Streptomyces species.