Isolation of Asticcacaulis sp. SA7, a Novel Agar-Degrading Alphaproteobacterium
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An agar-degrading bacterium, strain SA7, was isolated from plant roots cultivated in soil. Analysis of the 16S rDNA sequence showed that strain SA7 is affiliated with the genus <I>Asticcacaulis</I>. Strain SA7 produced extracellular agarase, and grew utilizing agar in the culture medium as sole carbon source. Zymogram analysis showed that strain SA7 extracellularly secreted single agarase protein (about 70 kDa).
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(3), 722-725, 2006-03-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry