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Glycoside Hydrolases From A Targeted Compost Metagenome, Activity-Screening And Functional Characterization.

BMC Biotechnol.. 2012-07;  12:38
Dougherty MJ, D'haeseleer P, Hazen TC, Simmons BA, Adams PD, Hadi MZ. The Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville, USA.
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Metagenomics approaches provide access to environmental genetic diversity for biotechnology applications, enabling the discovery of new enzymes and pathways for numerous catalytic processes. Discovery of new glycoside hydrolases with improved biocatalytic properties for the efficient conversion of lignocellulosic material to biofuels is a critical challenge in the development of economically viable routes from biomass to fuels and chemicals. RESULTS: Twenty-two putative ORFs (open reading frames) were identified from a switchgrass-adapted compost community based on sequence homology to related gene families. These ORFs were expressed in E. coli and assayed for predicted activities. Seven of the ORF... More

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