An isolated nucleic acid from the bacterium Thermotoga neapolitana, encoding a thermostable .alpha.-galactosidase is provided. The Thermotoga gene is cloned into a high expression vector to provide large quantities of a purified thermostable .alpha.-galactosidase. The thermostable enzyme is used in high-temperature processing of soy products to remove .alpha.-galactosides.
|Original language||English (US)|
|U.S. patent number||6150171|
|State||Published - Nov 21 2000|