Biotechnological exploitation of actinobacterial members

Javad Hamedi*, Fatemeh Mohammadipanah, Hamed Kazemi Shariat Panahi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Microbial-derived products, while do not have many environmental side effects of their synthetic counterparts, have proved more efficient than those synthetically obtained. The nature has provided a treasure of microorganisms with capabilities to produce vast variety of novel compounds. This ability has been arised during long last of evolution and adaptation to diverse chemical and physical microenviroments. Microbial-derived metabolites have made their own space in industries and therefore human life. Among these microorganisms, halophilic and halotolerant actinobacteria are recently gaining much attentions. Metabolites and biological functions from halophilic or halotolerant members of this phylum of bacteria may resolving the ever-increasing thirst of industry for metabolites with salttolerancy to cope a range of issues from environmental pollution to diseases and world's hunger. In the current chapter, it has been tried to introduce the less dealt group of halophilic and halotolerant actinobacteria, and shed light on their potential to be exploited in various industry sectors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHalophiles
Subtitle of host publicationbiodiversity and sustainable exploitation
EditorsDinesh K. Maheshwari, Meenu Saraf
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages87
ISBN (Electronic)9783319145952
ISBN (Print)9783319145945
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSustainable Development and Biodiversity
ISSN (Print)2352-474X
ISSN (Electronic)2352-4758


  • Actinobacteria
  • Actinomycetes
  • Bioremediation
  • Compatible solutes
  • Enzymes
  • Pigments
  • Secondary metabolites
  • Fermentation
  • Halophilic bacteria
  • Biotechnology
  • Natural compound

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