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. 1997 May;1(2):61-6.
doi: 10.1007/s007920050015.

Alkaline Cellulases From Alkaliphilic Bacillus: Enzymatic Properties, Genetics, and Application to Detergents

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Alkaline Cellulases From Alkaliphilic Bacillus: Enzymatic Properties, Genetics, and Application to Detergents

S Ito. Extremophiles. .

Abstract

We have isolated a number of alkaliphilic Bacillus that produce alkaline exoenzymes and found a possible use for alkaline cellulase (carboxymethylcellulase) as an additive for improving the cleaning effect of detergents. Enzymatic properties of some candidate cellulases fulfilled the essential requirements for enzymes to be used practically in laundry detergents. Here I describe the properties and possible catalytic mechanism of the hydrolytic reaction and the gene for the industrial alkaline cellulase produced by one of the isolates, Bacillus sp. KSM-635.

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