The alkaline phosphatase PhoX is more widely distributed in marine bacteria than the classical PhoA

@article{Sebastin2009TheAP,
  title={The alkaline phosphatase PhoX is more widely distributed in marine bacteria than the classical PhoA},
  author={Marta Sebasti{\'a}n and James W. Ammerman},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={563-572}
}
Phosphorus (P) is a vital nutrient for all living organisms and may control the growth of bacteria in the ocean. Bacteria induce alkaline phosphatases when inorganic phosphate (Pi) is insufficient to meet their P-requirements, and therefore bulk alkaline phosphatase activity measurements have been used to assess the P-status of microbial assemblages. In this study, the molecular basis of marine bacterial phosphatases and their potential role in the environment were investigated. We found that… CONTINUE READING
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