Coccolithophores: functional biodiversity, enzymes and bioprospecting

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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.

AuthorsReid, 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.
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.

Keywordsfunctional biodiversity; bioprospecting; biocatalysis; coccolithophore
Year of Publication2011
JournalMarine Drugs
Journal citation9 (4), pp. 586-602
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.3390/md9040586
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
Funder project or codeCentre for Crop Genetic Improvement (CGI)
BBSRC Industry CASE Studentship: Understanding the biosynthesis of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturates in E. huxleyi
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online11 Apr 2011
Publication process dates
Accepted07 Apr 2011
Copyright licenseCC BY
PublisherMDPI
ISSN1660-3397

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