Novel marine microbial enzymes for use in biocatalysis

Lead Research Organisation: Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Department Name: Plymouth Marine Lab


Marine bacteria are abundant and live in a range of unusual environments. Evolution has resulted in adaptation to the different environments in which these microbes are found. This adaptation means that they can often make unusual chemicals using enzymes not found on land. Some of these enzymes could replace harmful chemical processes used by industry to make products This is a proposal to discover new and useful enzymes from marine microbes for the development of environmentally-friendly industrial processes.