Cloning and expression of the alpha-amylase gene from Bacillus stearothermophilus in several staphylococcal species.

The plasmid-coded alpha-amylase gene of Bacillus stearothermophilus (amy) was cloned in Staphylococcus carnosus using plasmid pCA43 as a vector. The amy gene was located on a 5.4-kb HindIII DNA fragment of the hybrid plasmid pamy7. When transformed into other staphylococcal species, plasmid pamy7 exhibited marked differences in the production of alpha… CONTINUE READING