Genetic and immunochemical characterization of thiocyanate-degrading bacteria in lake water

Manabu Yamasaki, Yasuhiko Matsushita, Motonobu Namura, Hiroshi Nyunoya, Yoko Katayama

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Natural aquatic and soil samples were screened for the presence of thiocyanate-degrading bacteria. Using thiocyanate supplementation, we established an enrichment culture containing such bacteria from lake water. The dominant bacteria had the scnC-LS5 gene encoding thiocyanate hydrolase, which was closely related to the enzyme found previously in Thiobacillus thioparus THI115 isolated from activated sludge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-946
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 11


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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