HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Drugs from sea study finds sponge health link to bacteria

day's naturally occurring antibiotics.

In the current study, the team has cultured several new actinomycetes in the laboratory for further studies. "Isolating the compound-producing microbes or its genes is obviously a much better approach than trying to harvest and grow sponges, which is extremely difficult," comments Hill.

The finding of the predominance of newly discovered bacterial strain (of the family, alpha Proteobacteria, very common to coastal waters) is also somewhat of a scientific departure. Previous cultivation studies of such bacterial-sponge associations showed that bacterial populations in sponges could be very diverse.

"This provides an excellent opportunity to assess temporal and geographic variations in this component of the community as well as variations between individual Rhopaloeides odorabile at a single location," Hill suggests. "The stability of microbial communities associated with sponges has not been study widely and has important implications for production of symbiont-derived bioactive compounds and for use of sponges as source materials for microbial diversity in programs screening for natural products. We think this shows that it is a true symbiont of this sponge."

The R. odorabiles sponge is common throughout the Great Barrier Reef region and reflects the typical ecological conditions. The team studied the microbes of the sponge collected from ten different areas of the coral reefs near Australia. The bacteria may play a role in food intake.

The scientists found that the microbes surrounding the sponge's food ingesting chambers, sort of a multiple mouth system of such animals. But they are not actually food for the sponge. Because they could not find the strain of bacterium in water around the sponges, the scientists say it likely the two have a specific and intimate relationship.

There is growing interest that in some cases the compounds are being synthesized by bacteria living on and in the spong
'"/>

Contact: Steve Berberich
berberic@umbi.umd.edu
301-738-6295
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
3-Jul-2001


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Drugs limit deadly side effects of graft-versus-host disease
2. Drugs, electronics, and green catalysts: The chemical year in review
3. Drugs on tap
4. Discovery Of A Molecule That Controls Bile Acids May Lead To New Cholesterol Drugs
5. UT Southwestern Researchers Find Way To Control Gene Activity, Opening Way For Cancer Drugs
6. New Findings On Receptor Regulation May Lead To Better Drugs For Diabetes
7. NASA Research Helps Map Protein Structures -- Key In The Development Of New Disease-Fighting Drugs
8. 15 Drugs, Dyes And Other Chemicals Newly Listed As Known Or Likely Human Carcinogens
9. Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Stall Disease Progression In People With Below-Average Blood Cholesterol Level
10. Some AIDS Patients May Show Resistance To Sulfa Drugs
11. Researchers Discover Existing Drugs May Prevent Enlarged Hearts

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/10/2020)... ... ... Today CJ BIO announced the first in a series of Food Ingredient MasterClass webinars, ... revolutionizing ingredient mixes, nutritional content and flavor profiles across a range of savory foods ... AM (CDT) during SHIFT20, the virtual edition of the IFT Annual Meeting & Food ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Cure Glioblastoma, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit research ... adult brain cancer—announced today the appointments of its first Senior Fellows: John Boockvar, ... organization’s initiatives and overall vision. , "Senior Fellows are more than advisors; they ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 23, 2020 , ... First Aid Africa, ... a UK supplier and manufacturer of innovative portable renewable energy equipment, have announced ... fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia. , One of Renovagen’s FAST FOLD ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... R3 Stem Cell International is ... $3950. With 50 million stem cells total, patients may choose which extremities they would ... for arthritic joints (BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016). At R3 International, umbilical cord tissue is ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... , ... July 29, 2020 , ... ... Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions ... that they have entered into a strategic partnership whereby Catalent will provide support ...
(Date:7/22/2020)... ... 22, 2020 , ... Join experts from Reed Tech , Gary Saner, ... a one hour live webinar on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11am ... and medical devices. Specifically, for medical devices, the NMPA has departments dealing with medical ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... 17, 2020 , ... dicentra , a leading Contract ... industries, is pleased to announce that Charles Galea has joined its clinical trials ... is an accomplished and results-driven sales executive with over 10 years of expertise ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: