Microbial Population Diversity of the Mud Flat in Suncheon Bay Based on 16S rDNA Sequences and Extracellular Enzyme Activities

남해안 갯벌 미생물의 세포외효소 활성 및 16S rDNA 분석에 의한 다양성 조사

  • Kim, Yu-Jeong (Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Sunchon National University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Kyum (Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Sunchon National University) ;
  • Kwon, Eun-Ju (Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Sunchon National University) ;
  • Baik, Keun-Sik (Department of Biology, Sunchon National University) ;
  • Kim, Jung-Ho (Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Sunchon National University) ;
  • Kim, Hoon (Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Sunchon National University)
  • 김유정 (순천대학교 농업생명과학대학 생물환경) ;
  • 김성겸 (순천대학교 농업생명과학대학 생물환경) ;
  • 권은주 (순천대학교 농업생명과학대학 생물환경) ;
  • 백근식 (순천대학교 자연과학대학 생명과학) ;
  • 김정호 (순천대학교 농업생명과학대학 생물환경) ;
  • 김훈 (순천대학교 농업생명과학대학 생물환경)
  • Published : 2007.12.31


Diversity of the mud flat microbial population in Suncheon Bay was investigated by studying extracellular enzyme activities and 16S rDNA sequences. Four culturable bacterial strains with CMCase, xylanase and protease activities were isolated from the wetland and the mud flat. All the strains produced more xylanase activity than CMCase or protease activity, and the properties of the isolate enzymes from the wetland were similar to those from the mud flat. About 2,000 clones were obtained with the 16S rDNA amplified from the metagenomic DNA isolated from the mud samples. Based on the restriction pattern(s), seventeen clones were selected for base sequence analysis. Of the 17 clones, only 35% (6 clones) were found to be cultured strains and 65% (11 clones) to be uncultured strains. The similarities in the base sequences of the clones ranged from 91.0% to 99.9% with an average similarity of 97.3%. The clones could be divided into 7 groups, Proteobacteria (9 clones, 52.9%), Firmicutes (3 clones, 17.6%), Bacteroidetes (1 clone), Flavobacteria (1 clone), Verrucomicrobia (1 clone), Acidobacteria (1 clone), and Chloroflexi (1 clone). Most of the Proteobacteria clones were gamma Proteobacteria associated with oxidation-reduction of sulfur.


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