Thermococcus profundus

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Thermococcus profundus is a hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. It is coccoid-shaped with 1–2 μm in diameter, designated as strain DT5432.[1]

One amylase isolated from T. profundus strain DT5432 was found to function at an optimal temperature of 80 °C. The scientists who extracted it speculate that it may have applications in the starch industry because of its heat tolerance and lack of any need for metal ions.[2]

References

  1. ^ Kobayashi, Tetsuo; Kwak, Yi Seong; Akiba, Teruhiko; Kudo, Toshiaki; Horikoshi, Koki (1994). "Thermococcus profundus sp. nov., A New Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Isolated from a Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vent". Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 17 (2): 232–236. doi:10.1016/S0723-2020(11)80013-5. ISSN 0723-2020.
  2. ^ Y. C. Chung; T. Kobayashi; H. Kanai; T. Akiba; T. Kudo (April 1995). "Purification and Properties of Extracellular Amylase from the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Thermococcus profundus DT5432". Appl Environ Microbiol. 61 (4): 1502–1506. doi:10.1128/AEM.61.4.1502-1506.1995. PMC 1388417. PMID 16534999.
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Thermococcus profundus: Brief Summary

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Thermococcus profundus is a hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. It is coccoid-shaped with 1–2 μm in diameter, designated as strain DT5432.

One amylase isolated from T. profundus strain DT5432 was found to function at an optimal temperature of 80 °C. The scientists who extracted it speculate that it may have applications in the starch industry because of its heat tolerance and lack of any need for metal ions.

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