A bald superfertile U.V.-resistant strain in Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2)

Microbiologica. 1984 Jul;7(3):263-6.


The 'bald'(bld) mutants of filamentous bacterium Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) are characterized by a lack of aerial myceliumand spores. A 'bald' mutant was isolated exhibiting unusual features. It forms slightly sculptured colonies producing a red-orange mycelial pigment, large amounts of agarase and methylenomycin A; it is also highly resistant to U.V. killing. The bld mutation (bld F1) never reverted to bld+ phenotype and was localized very closed to met A.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Mutation*
  • Streptomyces / genetics*
  • Streptomyces / radiation effects
  • Ultraviolet Rays