Accession Number:

AD0823297

Title:

BASIC RESEARCH ON RUBBER-DEGRADING ENZYMES.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 65-Jun 67,

Corporate Author:

RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ INST OF MICROBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-18

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Two types of microorganism were isolated which grow readily and abundantly on natural and synthetic rubber as well as on various polyisoprenoid substrates. The cultures include a black yeastlike organism and a pinkish Gram-negative bacterium. Filtrates from cultures of each of these organisms possess heat labile rubber-degrading activity as determined by assay procedures using vulcanized rubber bands. In attempts to obtain cell-free culture filtrates with rubber-degrading activity, it was found that the activity was associated with particulate matter consisting of protein and partially degraded polyisoprene. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE