Ecology and biodiversity profile of the Genus Streptomyces in the soil of the State of Qatar

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contributor.author al Thani, Roda F. [روضة فهد آل ثاني] en_US
date.accessioned 2009-11-25T15:23:24Z en_US
date.available 2009-11-25T15:23:24Z en_US
date.issued 2007 en_US
identifier.citation Qatar University Science Journal, 2007, Vol. 27, Pages 57-68. en_US
identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/9981 en_US
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description.abstract Ecology and biodiversity profile of Streptomyces in the soil of Qatar have been studied in 123 soil samples from different sites distributed all over the country. Moisture contents of soils samples ranged between 0.2-8.8% (w/w) and pH values tended to be of the alkaline type (7.6-9). Electric conductivity (25-40.1 ms) was recorded with the highest values for sites 13, 18, 22, 50, 40 and a narrow range (0.2-7.8 ms) for the remaining sites. The total bacterial count between (1.2 x 10^4)-(29 x 10^4) c.f.u/g of dry soil, whereas the Streptomyces count had a narrow range of (1 x 10^4)-(12 x 10^4) c.f.u/g of dry soil. The morphology of the isolated Streptomyces had a common form of colony; they were mainly spherical, smooth, elevated with diameter range between 1-5 mm with only a few exceptions. Thirty four of the isolates identified based on the phenotypic and chemotacxonomic characteristics, belongs to the genus Streptomyces strains showed that 42.4% and 18.2% were white or grey color respectively, whereas the remaining strains showed variation in color including transparent, black, orange and pink. Moreover, the white and orange colored strains were conspicuous in the northern part of the country (sites 1-44) whereas the transparent strains were predominant in the southern part (sites 45-85). However, strains colored grey, black or brown appeared to be restricted to the midland (sites 56-65). This preliminary study represents the first about Streptomyces in Qatari soils as far as we know. en_US
language.iso en en_US
publisher Qatar University en_US
subject Biology en_US
subject بيولوجيا ar
title Ecology and biodiversity profile of the Genus Streptomyces in the soil of the State of Qatar en_US
title.alternative بيئة وتنوع بكتيريا Streptomyces في تربة قطر ar
type Article en_US
identifier.pagination 57-68 en_US
identifier.volume 27 en_US


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