Research Progress on the Actinomyces arthrobacter


The genus Arthrobacter was established in 1947 by Conn & Dimmick. So far, more than 70 recognized species of the genus Arthrobacter have been certified. Its special functions have been widely known by researchers, such as, in agricultural, in medical, in industrial, and in environmental areas, etc. What deserves to be mentioned is that some species of genus Arthrobacter have showed the function of degrading pesticides, fixing nitrogen, producing beneficial enzyme, treating sewage, and so on. Recently, the applications of the genus Arthrobacter, especially the VBNC (viable but non-culturable) bacteria of this genus in the field of contaminated environment repair attract people’s attention and some related research results have also been obtained. The functions that we have known are waiting for us to study about mechanism, deeply. And, we can look forward to discovering more potential functions and applications of this genus in ecological environment. In the meantime, these discoveries must bring more new changes and knowledge.

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Fu, H. , Wei, Y. , Zou, Y. , Li, M. , Wang, F. , Chen, J. , Zhang, L. , Liu, Z. and Ding, L. (2014) Research Progress on the Actinomyces arthrobacter. Advances in Microbiology, 4, 747-753. doi: 10.4236/aim.2014.412081.

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