Applied and environmental microbiology. 2011-02-01; 77.4: 1512-5.

Novel antibacterial proteins from the microbial communities associated with the sponge Cymbastela concentrica and the green alga Ulva australis

Yung PY, Burke C, Lewis M, Kjelleberg S, Thomas T

PMID: 21183639


The functional metagenomic screening of the microbial communities associated with a temperate marine sponge and a green alga identified three novel hydrolytic enzymes with antibacterial activities. The results suggest that uncultured alpha- and gammaproteobacteria contain new classes of proteins that may be a source of antibacterial agents.