Degradation of polyesters by a novel marine Nocardiopsis aegyptia sp. nov.: application of Plackett-Burman experimental design for the improvement of PHB depolymerase activity.

@article{Ghanem2005DegradationOP,
  title={Degradation of polyesters by a novel marine Nocardiopsis aegyptia sp. nov.: application of Plackett-Burman experimental design for the improvement of PHB depolymerase activity.},
  author={Nevine B. Ghanem and Mona E S Mabrouk and Soraya A. Sabry and Dalia E S El-Badan},
  journal={The Journal of general and applied microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={151-8}
}
This is the first report on the degradation of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB), and its copolymers poly(3-hydroxyvalerate) P(3HB-co-10-20% HV) by Nocardiopsis aegyptia, a new species isolated from marine seashore sediments. The strain excreted an extracellular PHB depolymerase and grew efficiently on PHB or its copolymers as the sole carbon sources. The degradation activity was detectable by the formation of a transparent clearing zone around the colony on an agar Petri plate after 25 days, or a… CONTINUE READING
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