Navigation Links
Salt-loving microbe provides new enzymes for the production of next-gen biofuels
Date:6/30/2011

at the Great Salt Lake and sequenced at the DOE JGI as part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA) project.

"This is one of the only reports of salt-tolerant cellulases, and the only one that represents a true 'genome-to-function' relevant to ionic liquids from a halophilic environment," said Simmons of the study published June 30, 2011 in Green Chemistry. "This strategy enhances the possibility of identifying true obligatory halophilic enzymes." Such salt-tolerant enzymes, particularly cellulases, offer significant advantages for industrial utility over conventional enzymes.

In collaboration with Jerry Eichler from Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel they cloned and expressed a gene from H. utahensis in another haloarchaeal microbe, and were able to identify a salt-dependent enzyme that can tolerate high temperatures and is resistant to ionic liquids. "This project has established a very important link between genomic science and the realization of enzymes that can handle very demanding chemical environments, such as those present in a biorefinery," said Simmons.

The group plans to expand this research to develop a full complement of enzymes that is tailored for the ionic liquid process technology with the goal of demonstrating a complete biomass-to-sugar process, one they hope can enable the commercial viability of advanced biofuels.


'/>"/>

Contact: David Gilbert
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Gatekeepers: Penn study discovers how microbes make it past tight spaces between cells
2. Striking the right balance: JBEI researchers counteract biofuel toxicity in microbes
3. It takes a community of soil microbes to protect plants from disease
4. Researchers ID microbe responsible for methane from landfills
5. Ecology of microbes focus of workshop
6. This microbes for you: Brewery waste becomes scientific fodder for producing liquid biofuels
7. MIT scientists say ocean currents cause microbes to filter light
8. Everything you wanted to know about microbes and oil spills but were afraid to ask
9. Choosing your neighbors: MBL scientists see how microbes relate in space
10. SRNL demonstrating low-energy remediation with patented microbes
11. Tracing microbes between individuals towards personalized oral health care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Salt-loving microbe provides new enzymes for the production of next-gen biofuels
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Europe,s ... European Patent Office to present a video retrospective of the most ... featured: Christofer Toumazou and Sophie Wilson   ... of the Award   Starting on 22 January 2015 ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014  Since its launch in December 2014, the ... the pain of trying to remember their usernames and passwords ... to their smartphones. To assist people who have struggled to ... that created 1U and focuses on redefining identity, announced today ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor - Apple/AuthenTec ... their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... 2012, Apple introduced the fingerprint reading feature with the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 2Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 31U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 21U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 3iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor - Apple/AuthenTec TMDR92 & Sapphire - Technology Report 2
... international team of scientists has identified a nesting population ... the world,s largest. The research, published in the May ... and aerial surveys that estimated a population of between ... The study highlights the importance of conservation work to ...
... A new sponge-like material that is black, brittle and ... pull off some pretty impressive feats. Designed by Northwestern ... easily separate hydrogen from other gases and, perhaps most ... the one currently used to pull sulfur out of ...
... with collaborators from research institutions across Europe and the ... genes that are involved in determining when girls begin ... Genetics this weekend. The findings of the ... weight too, because early-age menstruation is also associated with ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists identify world's largest leatherback turtle population 2One sponge-like material, three different applications 2One sponge-like material, three different applications 3Genes that influence start of menstruation identified for first time 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Missouri (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 GMO corn ... company, Syngenta, are in the process of being consolidated in ... is In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, MDL ... of Kansas. , Management of the Syngenta GMO corn multidistrict ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... series is designed to introduce cutting edge communication ... partners of platform upgrades. This webinar series demonstrates ... their quest to leverage web conferencing’s most innovative ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... New York (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 According ... the Long Island Affiliate of ITRA Global, the national office ... but steady recovery. This is evidenced by the third ... strong stock market. Low energy costs have held inflation ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Nashville Fertility Center announced that Dr. George ... for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), a leading professional organization committed to ... new role as treasurer, Dr. Hill also fills a seat ... furthering the mission of ASRM. , Dr. Hill has ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Carey Danis & Lowe Reports on Syngenta GMO Corn Transfer Order 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 3ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 3Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 2Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 3
... to Pursue Cures for Patients, ... Human Cloning, WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 Today, a new ... funds,support cures for patients, without involving human cloning. Tony ... on the new initiative, Cures Without Cloning. "I applaud ...
... ... 2007, COPENHAGEN, August 22 ... 30, 2007.,During this period, Genmab reported the following results: Genmab,s revenues were ... the same period of 2006, Genmab recognized DKK,74.3 million (approx. USD 13.5 million) ...
... NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq:,NUVA), a medical device company focused ... the spine, announced today,that Kevin O,Boyle, Executive Vice ... at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference,at the ... 6, 2007, at,9:45 a.m. ET. A live ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genmab Announces 2007 First Half Year Results 2Genmab Announces 2007 First Half Year Results 3Genmab Announces 2007 First Half Year Results 4NuVasive to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2NuVasive to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 3
... NightOWL is a dedicated imaging system ... size. Equipped with a very sensitive camera ... or plants in tumor research, infectious disease ... Western blots. NightOWL is the only imager ...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant TSEN2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 80746...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant RAB11B. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = RAB11B...
...
Biology Products: