Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 6 No. 1

The Effect of In-vitro Temperature on Actinomycetes and their Antibiotic Activity

R.B. Srivastava¹, P.K. Upadhyay² and S.K. Sinha³

¹Department of Botany, Amardeep (PG) College, Firozabad - 283 203, India. ²Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, R.B.S. (PG) College, Agra, India. ³Department of Botany, Agra College, Agra, India.

Received on 12 April 2011 and accepted on 24 May 2011



The effect of different in-vitro temperature were investigated in relation to the growth and production of antibiotic substance by Streptomyces carcinomycicus in order to find out the maximum production of antibiotic substance occurred at 25°C, 30°C and 35°C in vitro temperature. The results of experiment are inconformity with the earlier observations that actinomycetes generally appears to be mesophilic according to the temperature relations.

Keywords : Temperature durations, Actinomycetes, Antibiotic activity, Beef extract medium.