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Abstract

The polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activities of the marine melanogenic strains MMB-1 and 2-40 were compared. Both contained a multifunctional PPO able to oxidize a wide range of substrates. In spite of this similarity, phylogenetic studies based on 16S rRNA sequences showed that these strains are not closely related. Strain 2-40 is not related to any previously described genus. On the basis of these studies and morphological and physiological characteristics, it is proposed that strain MMB-1 (= CECT 4803 = ATCC 700492) represents a new species in the genus sp. nov.

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