These enzymes are a-amylase, levansucrase
, [beta]-glucanase, xylanase and proteases.
Enzymatic synthesis of fructooligosaccharides by levansucrase
from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens: specificity, kinetics, and product characterization.
Flame burned stainless steel wire spheres as carrier of Zymomonas mobilis cells and extracellular levansucrase
. Acta Biotechnology, 19(4), 341-348.
Vogel, "Performance of Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis TMW 1.392 and its levansucrase
deletion mutant in wheat dough and comparison of their impact on bread quality," European Food Research and Technology, vol.
Extracellular secretion of levansucrase
from Zymomonas mobilis in Escherichia coli.
For example, Bacillus can produce some useful enzymes ([alpha]-amylase, arabinase, cellulase, dextranase, levansucrase
, maltase, alkaline protease, neutral protease and [beta]-glucanase) (Priest, 1977; Hentges, 1992) that were found to improve feed efficiency and weight gain of weaned piglets (Zani et al., 1998).
Further, introduction of the bacterial levansucrase
, which synthesizes fructan, in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) renders the transgenic plant more tolerant to drought (Pilon-Smits et al., 1995).
Characterization of a thermostable levansucrase
from Bacillus sp.