Isolation and partial characterization of a new moderate thermophilic Albidovulum sp. SLM16 with transaminase activity from Deception Island, Antarctica

@article{Mrquez2018IsolationAP,
  title={Isolation and partial characterization of a new moderate thermophilic Albidovulum sp. SLM16 with transaminase activity from Deception Island, Antarctica},
  author={Sebasti{\'a}n L. M{\'a}rquez and Jenny M. Blamey},
  journal={Biological Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={52}
}
BackgroundA moderately thermophilic, slightly halophilic, aerobic, Gram-stain negative, bacterial strain, SLM16, was isolated from a mixed of seawater–sand-sediment sample collected from a coastal fumarole located in Whalers Bay, Deception Island, Antarctica. The aim was to screen for thermophilic microorganisms able to degrade primary amines and search for amine transaminase activity for potential industrial application.ResultsIdentification and partial characterization of the microorganism… 
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