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Hydrobiological Journal

ISSN Print: 0018-8166
ISSN Online: 1943-5991

Hydrobiological Journal

DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v36.i4.30
10 pages

Bacteria of the Genus Rhodococcus Accompanying Green Algae in Nature and under Conditions of Laboratory Cultivation

E.V. Borisova
N.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2, Tereshchenkovskaya St., 01001 Kiev, Ukraine
T. M. Nogina
D.K. Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

ABSTRACT

The species composition of bacteria of the genus Rhodococcus isolated from the algal samples taken in nature, as well as from the cultures of halophilous, freshwater, and aerophilous green algae, was studied. It has been found that the isolated strains of the genus Rhodococcus belong to the species Rhodococcus erythropolis, R. luteus and R. maris. Some species of the genus Rhodococcus were found to be associated with the definite genera of algae, their habitats and conditions of cultivation. The data obtained suggest that bacteria of the genus Rhodococcus incorporated into natural algal and bacterial communities continue to act as accompanying organisms under conditions of prolonged laboratory cultivation and in storage in collections.