A bacterial strain TI-B10 was isolated from forest soil in Taiwan. The strain showed 46 U/ml of anti-tyrosinase activity. On the basis of the typical colony appearance and 16S rRNA gene sequences analysis, the strain TI-B10 belonged to the genus Streptomyces. The antityrosinase activity of the strain could be improved to 73 U/ml under optimal cultural conditions at pH 8.0 and 30°C in the YMG medium.

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