Cloning of Ruminococcus albus endo‐β‐1,4‐glucanase and xylanase genes

M. P.M. Romaniec, K. Davidson, B. A. White, G. P. Hazlewood

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Two different clones expressing endogluconase activity were isolated from a plasmid gene bank constructed from Ruminococcus albus SY3 genomic DNA. Hydrolysis of xylan and lichenan by cell‐free extract prepared from one of the clones may be attributable to a multifunctional protein. DNA hybridization demonstrated the absence of homology between the two endogluconase genes and a number of cellulase‐related genes cloned previously from R. albus 8.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalLetters in Applied Microbiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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