Protein Biosynthesis and Secretion

  • Dieter Kluepfel
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 55)


Streptomyces are filamentous, Gram-positive microorganisms found generally in the soil and known mainly for their capacity to synthesize of numerous antibiotics and other secondary metabolites. They also produce a large number of extracellular enzymes which are essential to the degradation of biomass to assimilable carbon moieties. Generally these enzymes are hydrolases such as cellulases, xylanases, ligninases, amylases, lipases, nucleases etc. (Williams et al., 1983). Secretion is an essential and common feature to all these proteins.


Heterologous Protein Streptomyces Griseus Xylanase Gene Tyrosinase Gene Disulfide Crosslinkages 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Kluepfel
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  1. 1.Institut Armand-FrappierUniversité du QuébecVille de LavalCanada

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