Aspartate decarboxylation encoded on the plasmid in the soy sauce lactic acid bacterium, tetragenococcus halophila D10

Takeshi Higuchi, Kinji Uchida, Keietsu Abe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Tetragenococcus halophila D10 decarboxylates aspartate to alanine, but T. halophila D10 derivatives generated by a curing treatment could not (Asd derivatives). We observed by electrophoresis three plasmid bands in T. halophila D10; all Asd derivatives lost the largest of these bands. This plasmid, pD1, has two SalI sites. We cloned and sequenced the 10 kb SalI fragment. The DNA sequence suggests that this fragment contains the aspartate decarboxylating trait.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1601-1603
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume62
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aspartate decarboxylation
  • Curing
  • Plasmid
  • Soy sauce
  • Tetragenococcus halophila

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Aspartate decarboxylation encoded on the plasmid in the soy sauce lactic acid bacterium, tetragenococcus halophila D10'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this