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Zhang X.,Tarim University | Zhang X.,Guangdong Provincial Microbial Culture Collection and Application Key Laboratory | Zhang X.,Guangdong Institute of Microbiology | Yao Q.,South China Agricultural University | And 7 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2013

Fifty-eight terrestrial and salt-tolerant myxobacteria were isolated from the saline-alkaline soils collected from Xinjiang, China. Based on the morphologies and the 16S rRNA gene sequences, these isolates were assigned into 6 genera, Myxococcus, Cystobacter, Corallococcus, Sorangium, Nannocystis and Polyangium. All the strains grew better with 1% NaCl than without NaCl. Some Myxococcus strains were able to grow at 2% NaCl concentration, suggesting that these strains may be particular type of terrestrial myxobacteria. © 2013 Zhang et al.

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