Identification of a Novel Salt-Tolerant Streptomyces Isolate with Bio-Fertilizing Property

Rebah N. Algafari, Ibrahim I. Hasan, Ghayda A. Al-Joubory


A 65 local Streptomyces isolates were tested for their salt tolerance ability. Four of them were found to grow on 6% salt concentration medium. These were selected as candidates for bio-fertilizing use. Only one of them named Streptomyces NS-38 was found to pose such trait by enhancing accelerated seed germination of different types of plants on salt and normal media. Result showed that incubation of seeds with this bacterium extract for 15 hours before implantation increased the number of germinating seeds and yield significantly.

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