Neutrophilic Bacillus Strain, KSM-522, That Produces an Alkaline Carboxymethyl Cellulase

Shuji Kawai, Hiromi Okoshi, Katsuya Ozaki, Shitsuw Shikata, Katsutoshi Ara, Susumu Ito*

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strain of Bacillus that produced an alkaline carboxymethyl cellulase (CMCase) was isolated from a soil sample and was found to be taxonomically similar to Bacillus pumilus. The growth rate and production of CMCasewere greater during cultivation in neutral medium than in alkaline medium. Glucose, sucrose, cellobiose, maltose, starch and xylan, in addition to carboxymethyl cellulose, induced the production of the CMCase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1425-1431
Number of pages7
JournalAgricultural and Biological Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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