Characterization of extracellular protease produced by Bacillus tequilensis ON1
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Bacillus tequilensis
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protease sludge

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Nguyễn QL, Nguyễn Đức H, Trịnh TPT, Lê TKT, Lê CT. Characterization of extracellular protease produced by Bacillus tequilensis ON1. hueuni-jns [Internet]. 2022Mar.31 [cited 2022Aug.14];131(1A):109-17. Available from:


A bacterial strain with casein hydrolytic activity was isolated from shrimp waste sludge from a culture pond at Phong Dien, Thua Thien Hue. Molecular identification using 16S rRNA nucleotide sequence shows a high similarity to Bacillus tequilensis on the NCBI database. Hence, the isolate was named B. tequilensis ON1. Extracellular protease activity value is 192,42 U·mL–1 after 24 h culture. Zymogram SDS-PAGE electrophoresis shows that the major extracellular protease has a molecular weight of 130 kDa. The enzyme exhibits maximal activity at 50 °C and pH 8. Protease activity increases in the presence of Ca2+ and Mg2+ ions, while Mn2+ inhibits protease activity. The protease activity was more active and stable in hydrophobic organic solvents.
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