Pathom-aree, Wasu


Amycolatopsis thailandensis sp. nov., a poly(l-lactic acid)-degrading actinomycete, isolated from soil

Chomchoei et al. (2011). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 61 (4)
Amycolatopsis thailandensis Amycolatopsis coloradensis Amycolatopsis alba
A novel actinomycete that was capable of degrading poly(l-lactic acid), strain CMU-PLA07T, was isolated from soil in northern Thailand. Strain CMU-PLA07T had biochemical, chemotaxonomic, morphological and physiological properties that were consistent with its classification in the genus Amycolatopsis. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that the isolate formed a phyletic line within the genus Amycolatopsis. Strain CMU-PLA07T was most similar to Amycolatopsis coloradensis IMSNU 22096T (99.5 %