Studies on the Microbial Glucose Isomerase Part 1. Isolation and Characterization of Streptomyces species Producing Glucose Isomerase

미생물의 포도당 이성화효소에 관한 연구 (제1보) 포도당 이성화효소 생산균주의 분리 및 성질에 관하여

  • Chung, Tai-Wha (Applied Biochemistry Laboratory Korea Institute of Science & Technology Seoul) ;
  • Kim, Hyun U. (Applied Biochemistry Laboratory Korea Institute of Science & Technology Seoul) ;
  • Moon H. Han (College of Agriculture, Seoul National University)
  • Published : 1976.12.01

Abstract

five strains of Streptomyces spp. with high Productivity of glucose isomerase (15-30 units/ml) were obtained among 280 microbial strains isolated from 150 soil samples. These strains produced glucose isomerase with xylose as an inducer. These 5 strains were also identified to be different strains of Streptomyces spp.:streptomyces sp. K-14, K-53, K-71, K-77 and K-733. It was found that Streptomyces sp. K-14 produced the highest enzyme activity. The spore chains of these strains were rectiflexible and spore surface was smooth except Steptomyces sp. K-77 and K-733, with spiny surface.

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