The genus Nonomuraea: a review of a rare actinomycete taxon for novel metabolites

Sungthong, R. and Nakaew, N. (2015) The genus Nonomuraea: a review of a rare actinomycete taxon for novel metabolites. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 55(5), pp. 554-565. (doi:10.1002/jobm.201300691) (PMID:24633812)

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The genus Nonomuraea is a rare actinomycete taxon with a long taxonomic history, while its generic description was recently emended. The genus is less known among the rare actinomycete genera as its taxonomic position was revised several times. It can be found in diverse ecological niches, while most of its member species were isolated from soil samples. However, new trends to discover the genus in other habitats are increasing. Generic abundance of the genus was found to be dependent on geographical changes. Novel sources together with selective and invented isolation techniques might increase a chance to explore the genus and its novel candidates. Interestingly, some of its members have been revealed as a valuable source of novel metabolites for medical and industrial purposes. Broad-range of potent bioactive compounds including antimicrobial, anticancer, and antipsychotic substances, broad-spectrum antibiotics and biocatalysts can be synthesized by the genus. In order to investigate biosynthetic pathways of the bioactive compounds and self-resistant mechanisms to these compounds, the links from genes to metabolites have yet been needed for further discovery and biotechnological development of the genus Nonomuraea.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sungthong, Dr Rungroch
Authors: Sungthong, R., and Nakaew, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Journal of Basic Microbiology
ISSN (Online):1521-4028

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