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Characterization of a novel chitinase from a moderately halophilic bacterium, Virgibacillus marismortui strain M3-23
Essghaier, Badiaa [> >]
Hedi, Abdeljabbar [> >]
Bajji, Mohammed [> >]
Jijakli, Haissam mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Sciences agronomiques > Phytopathologie >]
Boudabous, Abdellatif [> >]
Sadfi-Zouaoui, Najla [> >]
Annals of Microbiology
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[en] chitinase ; halotolerant ; thermotolerant ; virgibacillus marismortui ; catalytic domain
[en] A new chitinase produced by the moderately halophilic bacterium Virgibacillus marismortui strain M3- 23 was identified and characterized. Distinguishable characteristics of high activity and stability at different pH, temperatures and salinity of M3-23 chitinase are reported. Analysis of the catalytic domain sequence from the enzyme highlighted its relationship to glycosyl hydrolase family 18. Comparison of the deduced chitinase sequence from strain M3-23 to known chitinases from Bacillus species showed low similarity (82%), suggested its novelty. This is the first report
of the characterization of chitinase from the species V. marismortui. The halo- and thermo-tolerant nature of the chitinolytic enzyme allows its potential use in agricultural and industrial applications.

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