Discovery of two novel β-glucosidases from an Amazon soil metagenomic library (pages 147–155)
Jessica C. Bergmann, Ohana Yonara A. Costa, John M. Gladden, Steven Singer, Richard Heins, Patrik D'haeseleer, Blake A. Simmons and Betania F. Quirino
Version of Record online: 16 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12332
Two novel beta-glucosidase enzymes were found through a functional screening of a metagenomic library constructed from total DNA isolation of Amazon soil. One of the enzymes was successfully purified and chemically characterized. This is the first report of β-glucosidase discovery using a metagenomic approach from an Amazon soil microbial community.