Xian En Zhang

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A gene encoding a new xylanase, named xynZG, was cloned by the genome-walking PCR method from the nematophagous fungus Plectosphaerella cucumerina. The genomic DNA sequence of xynZG contains a 780 bp open reading frame separated by two introns with the sizes of 50 and 46 bp. To our knowledge, this would be the first functional gene cloned from P.(More)
More than 100 bacterial strains were isolated from composted polyester films and categorized into two groups, Actinomycetes (four genera) and Bacillus (three genera). Of these isolates, Thermobifida alba strain AHK119 (AB298783) was shown to possess the ability to significantly degrade aliphatic-aromatic copolyester film as well as decreasing the polymer(More)
CobB is a bacterial NAD(+)-dependent protein deacetylase. Although progress has been made in functional studies of this protein in recent years, its substrates and biological functions are still largely unclear. Using proteome microarray technology, potential substrates of Escherichia coli CobB were screened and nine proteins were identified, including(More)
Quantitative analysis of the target microorganism in microbial communities is important for the assessment of bacterial activity in environment. Here we present a method of a combination of fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) method and live/dead staining which allows in situ identification and analysis of physiological status of specific bacteria.
DNA gyrase subunit B C-terminal domain (GyrB-CTD) is a functional module of DNA gyrase which participates in forming the core of DNA gyrase and plays critical roles in G-segment binding and T-segment loading and passage. Here, the purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic studies of GyrB-CTD from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv(More)
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