Recent Submissions

  • Editorial for the special issue: Thermophiles and Thermozymes 

    González-Siso, María-Isabel (MDPI, 2019-02-27)
    [Abstract:] Heat-loving microorganisms or thermophiles arouse noticeable scientific interest nowadays, not only with the aim to elucidate the mystery of life at high temperatures, but also due to the huge field of ...
  • Cellulases from thermophiles found by metagenomics 

    Escuder Rodríguez, Juan José; DeCastro, María-Eugenia; Cerdán, María Esperanza; Rodríguez Belmonte, Esther; Becerra, Manuel; González-Siso, María-Isabel (MDPI, 2018-07-10)
    [Abstract] Cellulases are a heterogeneous group of enzymes that synergistically catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose, the major component of plant biomass. Such reaction has biotechnological applications in a broad spectrum ...
  • Production and characterization of an extracellular acid protease from thermophilic "Brevibacillus" sp. OA30 isolated from an Algerian hot spring 

    Gomri, Mohamed Amine; Rico Díaz, Agustín; Escuder Rodríguez, Juan José; El Moulouk Khaldi, Tedj; González-Siso, María-Isabel; Kharroub, Karima (MDPI, 2018-04-12)
    [Abstract] Proteases have numerous biotechnological applications and the bioprospection for newly-thermostable proteases from the great biodiversity of thermophilic microorganisms inhabiting hot environments, such as ...
  • Thermus thermophilus as a Source of Thermostable Lipolytic Enzymes 

    López-López, Olalla; Cerdán, María Esperanza; González-Siso, María-Isabel (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2015)
    Lipolytic enzymes, esterases (EC 3.1.1.1) and lipases (EC 3.1.1.3), catalyze the hydrolysis of ester bonds between alcohols and carboxylic acids, and its formation in organic media. At present, they represent about 20% of ...
  • Hot Spring Metagenomics 

    López-López, Olalla; Cerdán, María Esperanza; González-Siso, María-Isabel (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2013)
    Hot springs have been investigated since the XIX century, but isolation and examination of their thermophilic microbial inhabitants did not start until the 1950s. Many thermophilic microorganisms and their viruses have ...

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