A Thermostable Protease Produced from Bacillus sp. DF 218

Bacillus sp. DF218이 생산하는 내열성 단백질 분해효소

  • 이정희 (단국대학교 식품공학과) ;
  • 배동훈 (단국대학교 식품공학과)
  • Published : 2004.02.28


Microorganism (strain DF 218) producing thermostable pretense was isolated from Korean soil and compost. It was Gram-positive, rod-shaped, aerobic, and spore-forming with yellowish white colony color, Temperature range for growth at pH 6.5 was $30-65^{\circ}C$, with optimum growth at $60^{\circ}C$. pH range for growth at $60^{\circ}C$ was 5-7 with optimum of 6.5, which indicates strain DF 218 to be thermophilic. The 16S rDNA sequence of strain DF 218 had 95% sequence similarity with that of Bacillus flexus. Based on physiological properties and phylogenetic analysis, we proposed the isolated strain as Bacillus sp. DF 218. Pretense was produced aerobically at $60^{\circ}C$ for 32 hr in a medium (pH 6.5) containing 1% each trypton, glucose, and NaCl. Its molecular weight was estimated as 61 kDa, with optimum temperature and pH of $60^{\circ}C$ and 7.5, respectively.


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