Annals of Microbiology

, 59:105 | Cite as

A novel alkaline and low-temperature lipase ofBurkholderia cepacia isolated from Bohai in China for detergent formulation

  • HaiKuan Wang
  • RuiJuan Liu
  • FuPing Lu
  • Wei Qi
  • Jing Shao
  • HuiJing Ma
Industrial Microbiology Original Articles


The bacterial strain LP08 was isolated from soil collected from bay of Bohai, China. The sequence of 16S rDNA of strain LP08 showed 99% homology toBurkholderia cepacia. The lipase fromBurkholderia cepacia LP08 was purified by ammonium sulphate precipitation, ion exchange chromatography and Sephadex G-75 chromatography. The characterization of the lipase exhibited maximum activity at 30 °C and pH 9.0. The lipase retained 63, 66, 74, and 95% of its maximum activity at 10, 15, 20 and 25 °C respectively. The lipase activity was promoted in the presence of commercial detergent, sodium cholate, sodium taurocholate, glycerine and NaCl, while was little inhibited in the presence of Triton X-100, Tween-20, Tween-80, SDS, saponin. The present lipase was highly stable towards oxidizing agents and was stable after 1 h at 25 °C in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, sodium hypochlorite and sodium perborate. The results suggest that the lipase fromBurkholderia cepacia LP08 showed good potential for application in the detergent formulation.

Key words

Burkholderia cepacia alkaline lipase low-temperature lipase purification detergent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology, Ministry of Education, College of BiotechnologyTianjin University of Science and TechnologyTianjinP.R. China

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