A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reid, E. L., Worthy, C. A., Probert, I., Ali, S. T., Love, J., Napier, J. A., Littlechild, J. A., Somerfield, P. J. and Allen, M. J. 2011. Coccolithophores: functional biodiversity, enzymes and bioprospecting. Marine Drugs. 9 (4), pp. 586-602.
|Authors||Reid, E. L., Worthy, C. A., Probert, I., Ali, S. T., Love, J., Napier, J. A., Littlechild, J. A., Somerfield, P. J. and Allen, M. J.|
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.
|Keywords||functional biodiversity; bioprospecting; biocatalysis; coccolithophore|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Journal citation||9 (4), pp. 586-602|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.3390/md9040586|
|Open access||Published as ‘gold’ (paid) open access|
|Funder project or code||Centre for Crop Genetic Improvement (CGI)|
|BBSRC Industry CASE Studentship: Understanding the biosynthesis of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturates in E. huxleyi|
|Online||11 Apr 2011|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||07 Apr 2011|
|Copyright license||CC BY|
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