Characterization of bacteria of the genus Thermus and their biotechnological importance
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Gram-negative, aerobic bacteria of the genus Thermus which have been isolated from many natural and artificial, thermal environments are used as a source of thermostable restriction nucleases and DNA polymerase, as well as can be exploited for the production of many other enzymes with a great industrial importance. The strains belonging to the genus Thermus utilize carbohydrates, amino acids, carboxylic acids and peptides and their optimal growth temperatures ranged from 55 to 85oC. This review is focused on the adaptation of Thermus strains to thermostability and on characterisation and possible application of their enzymes.
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Jozef Synowiecki, Katedra Chemii, Technologii i Biotechnologii Zywnosci, Wydzial Chemiczny, Politechnika Gdanska, ul. Gabriela Narutowicza 11/12, 80-952 Gdansk, Poland