Keratin Degradation by Fervidobacterium pennavorans, a Novel Thermophilic Anaerobic Species of the Order Thermotogales.

@article{Friedrich1996KeratinDB,
  title={Keratin Degradation by Fervidobacterium pennavorans, a Novel Thermophilic Anaerobic Species of the Order Thermotogales.},
  author={Anja B. Friedrich and Garabed Antranikian},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={2875-82}
}
From a hot spring of the Azores islands a novel thermophilic bacterium belonging to the Thermotogales order was isolated. This strain, which grows optimally at 70(deg)C and pH 6.5, is the first known extreme thermophile that is able to degrade native feathers at high temperatures. The enzyme system converts feather meal to amino acids and peptides. On the basis of physiological, morphological, and 16S rDNA studies the new isolate was found to be a member of the Thermotogales order and was… CONTINUE READING