Novel antibacterial proteins from the microbial communities associated with the sponge Cymbastela concentrica and the green alga Ulva australis

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Journal Article
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2011, 77 (4), pp. 1512 - 1515
Issue Date:
2011-02-01
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The functional metagenomic screening of the microbial communities associated with a temperate marine sponge and a green alga identified three novel hydrolytic enzymes with antibacterial activities. The results suggest that uncultured alpha- and gamma proteobacteria contain new classes of proteins that may be a source of antibacterial agents. © 2011, American Society for Microbiology.
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