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Nucleotide sequence of an endo-β-1,4-glucanase gene fromBacillus subtilis CK-2

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The gene encoding endo-β-1,4-glucanase inBacillus subtilis CK-2 was cloned intoEscherichia coli DH5α, and the nucleotide sequence determined. The 1500 bp gene encodes a protein of 499 amino-acid residues with a calculated molecular mass of 55 261, and is equipped with a typicalB. subtilis signal peptide. Nucleotide sequence comparison revealed only 2 basepairs deviation between this gene and the endo-β-1,4-glucanase gene ofB. subtilis PAP115, and 93% to 95% homology was found between the amino acid sequences of these enzymes and otherB. subtilis endo-β-1,4-glucanases. Regions of similarity were also observed between the carboxy-terminal part of these enzymes and the part of theB. lautus PL236celA enzyme constituting the cellulose-binding domain.

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Lindahl, V., Aa, K. & Tronsmo, A. Nucleotide sequence of an endo-β-1,4-glucanase gene fromBacillus subtilis CK-2. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 66, 327–332 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00882768

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  • endo-β-1,4-glucanase gene
  • Bacillus subtilis