Extracellular enzymes produced by marine eukaryotes, thraustochytrids

Yousuke Taoka, Naoki Nagano, Yuji Okita, Hitoshi Izumida, Shinichi Sugimoto, Masahiro Hayashi

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Extracellular enzymes produced by six strains of thraustochytrids, Thraustochytrium, Schizochytrium, and Aurantiochytrium, were investigated. These strains produced 5 to 8 kinds of the extracellular enzymes, depending on the species. Only the genus Thraustochytrium produced amylase. When insoluble cellulose was used as substrate, cellulase was not detected in the six strains of thraustochytrids. This study indicates that marine eukaryotes, thraustochytrids, produced a wide variety of extracellular enzymes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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