The Rising of “Modern Actinobacteria” Era

Jodi Woan Fei Law, Vengadesh Letchumanan, Loh Teng Hern Tan, Hooi Leng Ser, Bey Hing Goh, Learn Han Lee

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The term “Modern Actinobacteria” (MOD-ACTINO) was coined by a Malaysian Scientist Dr. Lee Learn-Han, who has great expertise and experience in the field of actinobacteria research. MOD-ACTINO is defined as a group of actinobacteria capable of producing compounds that can be explored for modern applications such as development of new drugs and cosmeceutics. MOD-ACTINO members consist of already identified or novel actinobacteria isolated from special environments: mangrove, desert, lake, hot spring, cave, mountain, Arctic and Antarctic regions. These actinobac-teria are valuable sources for various industries which can contribute directly/indirectly towards the improvement in many aspects of our lives.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbera0000064
JournalProgress in Microbes and Molecular Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • actinobacteria
  • bioactive
  • bioprospecting
  • environment
  • modern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)


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