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Multiple forms of microbial enzymes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12966997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiple forms of one enzyme occur in a wide variety of microorganisms. Their synthesis is often dependent on culture characteristics such as medium composition, physico-chemical parameters, culture age and the presence of inducing or inhibiting agents. Multiform enzymes increase the capability of the producing organism to adapt to and cope with a wide variety of environmental changes, such that the physiological advantages outweigh the apparent wasteful hyperproduction of multiple forms of one enzyme.
Myriam Naessens; Erick J Vandamme
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology letters     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0141-5492     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotechnol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-11     Completed Date:  2004-04-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008051     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Lett     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1119-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Biological / physiology
Bacteria / enzymology*,  growth & development
Bacterial Physiological Phenomena
Culture Media / pharmacokinetics*
Isoenzymes* / chemistry,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media; 0/Isoenzymes

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