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Title: Nitrilase from rhodococcus rhodochrous ATCC BAA-870: fibre formation over time
Authors: Frederick, J
Brady, D
Weber, B
Sewell, T
Keywords: Nitrilase enzymes
Rhodococcus rhodochrous ATCC BAA-870
Carboxylic acid
Fibre formation
Microscopy Society of Southern Africa
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Publisher: 46th Conference of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa
Citation: Frederick, J. 2008. Nitrilase from rhodococcus rhodochrous ATCC BAA-870: fibre formation over time. 46th Conference of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa. University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, 21-25 July 2008, pp 1
Abstract: A versatile nitrile-degrading bacterium, Rhodococcus rhodochrous ATCCBAA-870, was isolated through enrichment culturing of soil samples from Johannesburg, South Africa. The researchers have previously shown that Rhodococcus rhodochrous ATCCBAA-870 possesses nitrile-hydrolysing enzymes capable of metabolising a wide range of aliphatic and aromatic nitriles and amides. The biocatalyst expressed a two enzyme system with sequential nitrile-converting activity. Nitrilase enzymes catalyse the hydrolysis of a nitrile into its corresponding carboxylic acid and ammonia, and have become important industrial enzymes as a result of the products they afford. Successful commercial examples of nitrile bioconversion include production of nicotinic acid and acrylic acid. Both experimental and results are shown in the poster
Description: 46th Conference of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa. University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, 21-25 July 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3307
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