Isolation of acetyl esterase mutants of Bacillus subtilis 168.

  • T B Higerd
  • Published 1977 in Journal of bacteriology

Abstract

Five mutants of Bacillus subtilis 168 defective in an intracellular esterase activity were identified. By polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, four of the mutants were shown to lack esterase B activity, and the fifth lacked esterase A activity. All of the back-crossed esterase mutants were able to sporulate at wild-type frequency and produce exoprotease(s… (More)

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