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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2015-11-24 10:23 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2017-01-31 16:25 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2017-01-31 16:25 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Alpha-amylase gene
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Bacillus licheniformis - BACLI
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Biological function
Alpha-amylase helps to degrade starch by hydrolysing the alpha-1,4-glycosidic bonds of oligo- and polysaccharides. Besides in bacteria, it is also found in fungi, higher plants and animals. Amylase is commonly used in the fermentation and baking industry. The transferred alpha-amylase from B. licheniformis is characterised by high heat resistance and a broad pH optimum.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

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