World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 253–255

Feather degradation with a thermotolerant Streptomyces graminofaciens strain

Authors

  • I. Szabó
    • Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center
  • Á. Benedek
    • Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center
  • I. Mihály Szabó
    • Pharmaceutical Research Institute
  • Gy. Barabás
    • Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008950032017

Cite this article as:
Szabó, I., Benedek, Á., Szabó, I.M. et al. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (2000) 16: 253. doi:10.1023/A:1008950032017

Abstract

A thermotolerant Streptomyces graminofaciens was isolated which could digest chicken feather at 40 C very efficiently. The majority of the fragments produced during feather digestion was in the range of colloid particles or even smaller. The maximum amount of feather in the medium which could be digested in 1 week in submerged culture was 10%. The procedure did not require previous mechanical disruption of the feather which makes the application fast and easy.

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