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The β-mannanase gene, man5C1, was cloned from Penicillium pinophilum C1, a strain isolated from the acidic wastewater of a tin mine in Yunnan, China, and expressed in Pichia pastoris. The sequence analysis displayed the gene consists of a 1221-bp open reading frame encoding a protein of 406 amino acids (Man5C1). The deduced amino acid sequence of Man5C1(More)
A DNA fragment containing 2,079 base pairs from Bacillus circulans CGMCC 1416 was cloned using degenerate PCR and inverse PCR. An open reading frame containing 981 bp was identified that encoded 326 amino acids residues, including a putative signal peptide of 31 residues. The deduced amino acid sequence showed the highest identity (68.1%) with(More)
Phytate is the most abundant organic phosphorus compound in nature, and microbial mineralization of phytate by phytase is a key process for phosphorus recycling in the biosphere. In the present study, beta-propeller phytase (BPP) gene fragments were readily amplified from the intestinal contents of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) directly or from(More)
Most reported microbial β-1,3-1,4-glucanases belong to the glycoside hydrolase family 16. Here, we report a new acidic family 7 endo-β-1,3-1,4-glucanase (Bgl7A) from the acidophilic fungus Bispora sp. MEY-1. The cDNA of Bgl7A was isolated and over-expressed in Pichia pastoris, with a yield of about 1,000 U ml–1 in a 3.7-l fermentor. The purified recombinant(More)
The gene, xynB, from Streptomyces olivaceoviridis A1 encoding xylanase, XYNB, with a high specific activity for xylan, was transformed into potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. The integration of xynB into genomic DNA was confirmed by PCR and reverse transcriptase–PCR. The gene was expressed under the control of a constitutive double(More)
An alpha-L-arabinofuranosidase gene, abf51S9, was cloned from Streptomyces sp. S9 and successfully expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3). The full-length gene consisted of 1,506 bp and encoded 501 amino acids with a calculated mass of 55.2 kDa. The deduced amino acid sequence was highly homologous with the alpha-L-arabinofuranosidases belonging to family(More)
A phytase with high activity at low temperatures has great potential for feed applications, especially in aquaculture. Therefore, this study used a degenerate PCR and TAIL PCR to clone a phytase gene from Erwinia carotovora var. carotovota, the cause of soft rot of vegetables in the ground or during cold storage. The full-length 2.5-kb fragment included an(More)
A DNA fragment of 2,042 bp containing a novel beta-mannanase gene, man5A, was identified from the genome of the mannan-degrading bacterium Bacillus circulans CGMCC1554. The open reading frame of man5A comprised 978 bp encoding a protein of 326 amino acids with a predicted molecular weight of 32 kDa. The amino acid sequence of the encoded mannanase, MAN5A,(More)
A new xylanase gene, xynAS9, was cloned from Streptomyces sp. S9, which was isolated from Turpan Basin, China. The full-length gene consists of 1,395 bp and encodes 465 amino acids including 38 residues of a putative signal peptide. The overall amino acid sequence shares the highest identity (50.8%) with a putative endo-1,4-β-xylanase from Streptomyces(More)
A Yersinia intermedia strain producing phytase was isolated from glacier soil. The phytase gene, appA, was isolated by degenerate PCR and TAIL-PCR. The full-length fragment contained 2354bp with a 1326-bp open reading frame encoding 441 amino acids. APPA contained the active site RHGXRXP and HD sequence motifs that are typical of histidine acid(More)