Author(s): Shobha.K.S*, Onkarappa .R and Gautham S.A
A strain of Streptomyces isolated from agumbe soil of Western Ghats of Karnataka, India was studied with special references to the production of yellow colored pigment and the antibiotic properties of the same. The optimum temperature as 28¦C and the most favorable PH was 9. This strain used the glycerol as carbon source and gelatin, as nitrogen source for best pigment production. The methanol and water extract of pigment was examined for the antimicrobial property and it was found to be having strong antimycotic property against many of the skin pathogens like T.kannei, T. mentagrophyta , Microsporon. gypsium. Bacterial pathogens were moderately inhibited while it was ineffective on yeast pathogens.