RRC ID 28563
Author Reid EL, Worthy CA, Probert I, Ali ST, Love J, Napier J, Littlechild JA, Somerfield PJ, Allen MJ.
Title Coccolithophores: functional biodiversity, enzymes and bioprospecting.
Journal Mar Drugs
Abstract Emiliania huxleyi is a single celled, marine phytoplankton with global distribution. As a key species for global biogeochemical cycling, a variety of strains have been amassed in various culture collections. Using a library consisting of 52 strains of E. huxleyi and an 'in house' enzyme screening program, we have assessed the functional biodiversity within this species of fundamental importance to global biogeochemical cycling, whilst at the same time determining their potential for exploitation in biocatalytic applications. Here, we describe the screening of E. huxleyi strains, as well as a coccolithovirus infected strain, for commercially relevant biocatalytic enzymes such as acid/alkali phosphodiesterase, acid/alkali phosphomonoesterase, EC1.1.1-type dehydrogenase, EC1.3.1-type dehydrogenase and carboxylesterase.
Volume 9(4)
Pages 586-602
Published 2011-1-1
DOI 10.3390/md9040586
PII md9040586
PMID 21731551
PMC PMC3124974
MeSH Biocatalysis Biodiversity* Haptophyta / chemistry Haptophyta / enzymology* Phytoplankton / chemistry Phytoplankton / enzymology*
IF 4.073
Times Cited 6
Algae NIES-2697