Growth of Streptomycetes on various nutrients
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The streptomycetes, a group of bacteria significant for their production of antibiotics, are commonly found in the rhizosphere where they feed off nutrients exuded from plant roots. Previously, the antibiotic activity of streptomycetes isolated from three plant species were studied, and a link to plant species was discovered. We hypothesize the link between plant species and phenotype of the streptomycetes may be due to nutrients on which the streptomycetes feed. Streptomycete spores were inoculated onto Biolog plates. The relationship between the nutrients metabolized by each streptomycete isolate and the plant rhizosphere from which it was collected is presented.
Nutrients in plant rhizospheres
Antiobiotics in plant rhizospheres
Production of antiobiotics
Antiobiotics in soil
Color poster with text detailing research conducted by Melissa Schmitt, Dr. Kim Mogen (University of Wisconsin-River Falls), and Dr. Linda Kinkel (University of Minnesota) that examines the environmental factors that influence the growth of Streptomycetes.