α-Chitinase activity among lactic acid bacteria

Jørgen J. Leisner, Finn K. Vogensen, Johannes Kollmann, Bashir Aideh, Peter Vandamme, Marc Vancanneyt, Hanne Ingmer

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Abstract

Chitin is a polysaccharide widely distributed in nature. Among 115 strains from 29 species of lactic acid bacteria only strains belonging to Carnobacterium divergens and Carnobacterium maltaromaticum hydrolyzed α-chitin. This activity was not affected by temperature (10 °C versus 30 °C) and in most cases not subject to glucose catabolite repression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalSystematic and Applied Microbiology
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carnobacterium
  • Chitin
  • Hydrolytic activity
  • Invertebrates
  • Lactococcus
  • Natural environment

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