Current Microbiology

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 135–140 | Cite as

Purification and Characterization of an Alginate Lyase from Marine Bacterium Vibrio sp. Mutant Strain 510-64

  • Xiaoke Hu
  • Xiaolu Jiang
  • Huey-min Hwang


Marine Vibrio sp. 510 was chosen as a parent strain for screening high producers of alginate lyase using the complex mutagenesis of Ethyl Methanesulphonate and UV radiation treatments. The mutant strain Vibrio sp. 510-64 was selected and its alginate lyase activity was increased by 3.87-fold (reaching 46.12 EU/mg) over that of the parent strain. An extracellular alginate lyase was purified from Vibrio sp. 510-64 cultural supernatant by successive fractionation on DEAE Sepharose FF and two steps of Superdex 75. The purified enzyme yielded a single band on SDS-PAGE with the molecular weight of 34.6 kDa. Data of the N-terminal amino acid sequence indicated that this protein might be a novel alginate lyase. The substrate specificity results demonstrated that the alginate lyase had the specificity for poly G block.


Alginate Vibrio Lyase Alginate Lyase Ethyl Methanesulphonate 
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This work was supported by a grant from “The Shandong Province Key Project of China” (Project No. 003110112).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Marine Drug and Food, Ocean University of ChinaQingdaoP.R. China
  2. 2.Department of BiologyJackson State UniversityJacksonU.S.A.

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