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Table 1 Morphological, Biochemical and Chemotaxonomic Characteristics of Streptomyces antibioticus M7

From: Purification and characterization of actinomycins from Streptomyces strain M7 active against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin resistant Enterococcus

Characteristics Results
Cultural Characteristics
 Spore mass Grey
 Spore chain Straight
 Spore shape Cylindrical
 Sugar pattern No sugar
 Substratum mycelium Yellow
 Aerial mycelium White
 Diffusible pigment Yellow
 Diaminopimelic acid LL-DAP
Physiological characteristics
 Salt tolerance 5.0%
 Temperature tolerance 20 °C to 45 °C
 pH tolerance 5–10
Production of Melanoid pigment
 Tyrosine agar medium +
 Peptone Yeast extract agar medium +
Biochemical characteristics
 Indole production
 Methyl red
 Vogues proskaur test
 Citrate utilization +
 Casein hydrolysis
 Catalase test +
 Urea hydrolysis +
 Esculin hydrolysis +
 Starch hydrolysis +
 Lipid hydrolysis +
 Gelatin hydrolysis +
 Hydrogen sulphide test +
 Oxidase test +
 Nitrate Reduction test
Utilization of Sugar
 Maltose +
 D-Glucose +
 Sucrose +
 Lactose +
 Inositol +
 D-Xylose +
 D-Fructose +
 Raffinose +
 Arabinose +
 Starch +
 Glycerol +
  1. + = Positive, − = Negative