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Properties of a Newly Identified Esterase from Bacillus sp. K91 and Its Novel Function in Diisobutyl Phthalate Degradation
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The findings present a novel DiBP degradation enzyme and indicate that the purified enzyme may be a promising candidate for DiBP detoxification and for environmental protection.
Metagenomic analysis of the Rhinopithecus bieti fecal microbiome reveals a broad diversity of bacterial and glycoside hydrolase profiles related to lignocellulose degradation
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Metagenomic and functional analysis demonstrated that R. bieti possesses a broad diversity of bacteria and numerous glycoside hydrolases responsible for lignocellulosic biomass degradation which might reflect the adaptations associated with a diet rich in fibrous matter.
Isolation and characterization of a new keratinolytic bacterium that exhibits significant feather-degrading capability
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Potential biotechnological applications of this bacterium that involve hydrolysis of keratin, including the improvement of the nutritional properties of feathers (and other keratins) used as supplementary feedstuffs are suggested.
Isolation of a novel strain of Monoraphidium sp. and characterization of its potential application as biodiesel feedstock.
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A novel green microalgae strain from Lake Fuxian has been isolated and identified as a potential feedstock for biodiesel production and named Monoraphidium sp.
Molecular and Biochemical Characterization of a Novel Xylanase from Massilia sp. RBM26 Isolated from the Feces of Rhinopithecus bieti.
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This paper is the first to report a xylanase (XynRBM26) belonging to the glycosyl hydrolase family (GH10) from the genus Massilia with salt tolerance, which could maintain 86% activity in 5 M NaCl, and is applicable to high-salt food and seafood processing, as well as other high-Salt environmental biotechnological fields.
Metagenomic Analysis of the Pygmy Loris Fecal Microbiome Reveals Unique Functional Capacity Related to Metabolism of Aromatic Compounds
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The comparative analysis of function classification revealed that the metagenome of the pygmy loris was characterized by an overrepresentation of those sequences involved in aromatic compound metabolism compared with humans and other animals.
Heterologous expression and characterization of a malathion-hydrolyzing carboxylesterase from a thermophilic bacterium, Alicyclobacillus tengchongensis
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A carboxylesterase gene from thermophilic bacterium was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) and has a potential use for the detoxification of malathion residues.
Cold-active and NaCl-tolerant exo-inulinase from a cold-adapted Arthrobacter sp. MN8 and its potential for use in the production of fructose at low temperatures.
  • Junpei Zhou, Q. Lu, +7 authors Zunxi Huang
  • Biology, Medicine
    Journal of bioscience and bioengineering
  • 1 March 2015
TLDR
This paper is the first to report a cold-active and/or NaCl-tolerant exo-inulinase from the genus Arthrobacter and the resultant 505-residue polypeptide rInuAMN8 shows a potential for use in the production of fructose at low temperatures.
Enhancing lipid productivity by co-cultivation of Chlorella sp. U4341 and Monoraphidium sp. FXY-10.
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High saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids were obtained in co-cultivation of Chlorella sp.
Improving the thermostability of a fungal GH11 xylanase via site-directed mutagenesis guided by sequence and structural analysis
TLDR
This is the first report for GH11 recombinant with improved thermostability based on C-terminus replacement, and the resulting Xyn-MUT will be an attractive candidate for industrial applications.
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