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Gene. 1987;61(2):199-206.

The expression of Cellulomonas fimi cellulase genes in Brevibacterium lactofermentum.

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Department of Microbiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Abstract

The exoglucanase gene (cex) and the endoglucanase A gene (cenA) from Cellulomonas fimi were subcloned into the Escherichia coli/Brevibacterium lactofermentum shuttle vector pBK10. Both genes were expressed to five to ten times higher levels in B. lactofermentum than in E. coli, probably because these genes were expressed from C. fimi promoters. In B. lactofermentum virtually all of the enzyme activities were in the culture supernatant. This system will facilitate analysis of the expression of the C. fimi genes in and secretion of their products from a Gram-positive bacterium.

PMID:
3443308
DOI:
10.1016/0378-1119(87)90114-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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