Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 306–307 | Cite as

Carotene-forming activity of certain halophilic bacteria from Barsakelmes saline soil

  • K. V. Lobanova
  • A. M. Kerbalaeva
  • Zh. Zh. Tashpulatov
  • T. G. Gulyamova


Strains of halophilic bacteria from samples of Barsakelmes saline soil were screened for ability to synthesize carotinoid pigments. An active strain that accumulated β-carotene as the main pigment was selected. The β-carotene was shown to be identical to the standard pigment.

Key words

halophilic bacteria carotinoid pigments β-carotene 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. V. Lobanova
    • 1
  • A. M. Kerbalaeva
    • 1
  • Zh. Zh. Tashpulatov
    • 1
  • T. G. Gulyamova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyAcademy of Sciences of the Republic of UzbekistanTashkentRepublic of Uzbekistan

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