Clostridium cellulolyticum: model organism of mesophilic cellulolytic clostridia.
- Mickaël Desvaux
- FEMS microbiology reviews
Covalent attachment of Candida utilis cells, possibly simulating natural microbial immobilizations, stimulated stable and significant enhancement of extracellular production of alkaline protease, specifically induced by four different starvation conditions. The enzyme analysis confirmed the identity of the proteases released under all conditions of starvation and no parallel production of other proteolytic enzyme. The enhancement phenomenon as a uniform and stable effect of the whole cell immobilization is discussed in relation to the effect of multipoint, cell-solid surface contact, potentially bringing positive modulations of complex, cellular functions.