Yuzhong Zhang

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Marine organisms are potentially an untapped source of drugs and value-added food production. Currently, Acetes chinensis is an underutilized shrimp species with low commercial value from the Bo Hai Gulf of China. In this paper, the shrimp was digested by a crude protease from Bacillus sp. SM98011 and filtered through a 3 kDa ultrafiltration membrane.(More)
A homogeneous cellulose-binding module (CBM) of cellobiohydrolase I (CBHI) from Trichoderma pseudokoningii S-38 was obtained by the limited proteolysis with papain and a series of chromatographs filtration. Analysis of FT-IR spectra demonstrated that the structural changes result from a weakening and splitting of the hydrogen bond network in cellulose by(More)
Although cellulases have been isolated from various microorganisms, no functional cellulase gene has been reported in the Vibrio genus until now. In this report, a novel endo-β-1,4-glucanase gene, cel5A, 1,362 bp in length, was cloned from a newly isolated bacterium, Vibrio sp. G21. The deduced protein of cel5A contains a catalytic domain of glycosyl(More)
The biosorption behaviors and mechanisms of a novel exopolysaccharide (EPS), which is secreted by a mesophilic bacterium (namely Wangia profunda (SM-A87)) isolated from deep-sea sediment, for heavy metals Cu(II) and Cd(II) have been studied in this paper. The effects of SM-A87 EPS concentration, solution pH and ionic strength on the metal uptake were(More)
An extended enzymatic hydrolysis of cotton fibers by crude cellulase from Trichoderma pseudokoningii S-38 is described with characterization of both the enzyme changes of activities and cellulose structure. The hydrolysis rates declined drastically during the early stage and then slowly and steadily throughout the whole hydrolysis process the same trend(More)
Pseudoalteromonas sp. SM9913 is a psychrotolerant bacterium isolated from deep-sea sediment. The structural characterization and ecological roles of the exopolysaccharide (EPS) secreted by this strain were studied in this work. The yield of the EPS increased as the culture temperature decreased in the range 30-10 degrees C, and it reached 5.25 g l(-1) (dry(More)
We consider batch processing jobs to minimize the mean completion time. A batch processing machine can handle up to $B$ jobs simultaneously. Each job is represented by an arrival time and a processing time. Jobs processed in a batch have the same completion time, i.e., their common starting time plus the processing time of their longest job. For batch(More)