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Two SusD-like proteins encoded within a polysaccharide utilisation locus of an uncultured ruminant bacteroidetes bind strongly to cellulose

Mackenzie, A.K., Pope, P.B., Pedersen, H.L., Gupta, R., Morrison, M., Willats, W.G.T., & Eijsink, V.G.H. (2012) Two SusD-like proteins encoded within a polysaccharide utilisation locus of an uncultured ruminant bacteroidetes bind strongly to cellulose. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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Abstract

We demonstrate that two characteristic Sus-like proteins encoded within a Polysaccharide Utilisation Locus (PUL) bind strongly to cellulosic substrates and interact with plant primary cell walls. This shows associations between uncultured Bacteroidetes-affiliated lineages and cellulose in the rumen, and thus presents new PUL-derived targets to pursue regarding plant biomass degradation.

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ID Code: 50978
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Published ahead of print 8 June 2012
Keywords: SusD, Cellulose binding proteins, polysaccharides utilisation Locus
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01164-12
ISSN: 0099-2240
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > MICROBIOLOGY (060500) > Microbial Ecology (060504)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 American Society for Microbiology
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2012 08:52
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 09:55

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