Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/BT-07

Bioremediation of recalcitrant complex carbohydrate biopolymers by a novel marine bacterium

Principal Investigator: 

Ronald Weiner

Start/End Year: 

1999 to 2002

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Topic(s): 

Description: 

To assess degradative enzyme activity of Alteromonas 2-40 (2-40) by: a) Assaying degradative activity in sole and multiple carbon sources (substrates), e.g. combinations of agarose, chitin and alginate (a condition 2-40 is likely to encounter in nature); b) Assessing enzyme activity of cells, grown in combinations of these complex carbohydrates in time course and as to culture fraction (e.g. supernatant, membrane and whole cells).