The Chitinolytic Activities of Streptomyces sp. TH-11

  title={The Chitinolytic Activities of Streptomyces sp. TH-11},
  author={K K Hoang and Tzu-Hsuan Lai and Chung-Sheng Lin and Y Chen and Chun-Yi Liau},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
Chitin is an abundant biopolymer composed of units of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine linked by β-1,4 glycosidic bonds. Chitin is the main component of the shells of mollusks, the cell wall of fungi and yeast and of the exoskeleton of crustaceans and insects. The degradation of chitin is catalyzed by chitinases that occur in a wide range of organisms. Among them, the chitinases from microorganisms are extremely important for the degradation and recycling of the carbon and nitrogen trapped in the large… CONTINUE READING