Production of acid and alkaline phosphatases byMyxococcus coralloides
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Acid and alkaline phosphatase ofMyxococcus coralloides were examined during vegetative growth in a liquid medium. Two extracellular phosphatases and two cell-bound phosphatases, acid and alkaline in both cases, were produced. The phosphatase production was unaltered by the presence of high concentrations of inorganic phosphate. Both enzymes were produced constitutively. These two hydrolases were released into the growth medium during the exponential growth phase (approximately 10% of total activity). The production of these enzymes was modified by the presence of organic acids and metal ions in the medium.
KeywordsArsenate Alkaline Phosphatase Phosphatase Activity Alkaline Phosphatase Activity Phosphatase Production
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