Actinomycetes in North Sea and Atlantic Ocean Sediments


THERE have been few reports of actinomycetes in the sea, and then usually only in the littoral zone and inshore localities1. While making extensive microbiological surveys Kriss et al.2 found actinomycetes only occasionally and so it was assumed that these microorganisms are confined to the terrestrial habitat, and that those isolated from ocean sediments are forms not indigenous to the sea.

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    Grein, A., and Meyers, S. P., J. Bact., 76, 457 (1958).

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    Kriss, A. E., Mishustina, J. E., Mitskevich, J. N., and Zemtsova, E. V., Microbial Population of Oceans and Seas (Arnold, 1967).

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WEYLAND, H. Actinomycetes in North Sea and Atlantic Ocean Sediments. Nature 223, 858 (1969).

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