Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/BT-10

Chitinosomes in Microbulbifer degradans: A New Paradigm for the Degradation of Complex Polysaccharides of Marine Origin

Principal Investigator: 

Ronald Weiner

Start/End Year: 

2002 to 2005

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Co-Principal investigator: 

Steve Hutcheson, University of Maryland, College Park

Description: 

1. Characterization of 2-40 chitinosomes, including protein complement, genetic regulatory sequences, protein interaction domains and operon organization. 2. Elucidation of the organization and environmental applications of chitinosomes and chitinase-containing extracellular structures (ES).

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