Mikrobiol. Z. 2019; 81(3):14-26. Russian.
doi: https://doi.org/10.15407/microbiolj81.03.014

Glycosidase Activity of Bacteria the Genus Bacillus, Isolated from the Black Sea

Gudzenko E.V.1, Borzova N.V.1, Varbanets L.D.1, Ivanitsa V.A.2, Seifullina I.I.2,
Martsinko E.E.2, Pirozhok O.V.2, Chebanenko E.A.2

1Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology, NAS of Ukraine
154 Akad. Zabolotny Str., Kyiv, 03143, Ukraine

2Odesa Mechnikov National University
2 Dvoryanskaya Str., Odesa, 65082, Ukraine

High biotechnology potential of marine microorganisms as producers of enzymes has been driving extensive research of their diversity and biological features in recent years, including the active screening of glycosidases of marine bacteria for commercial applications. The aim of this paper was to study the ability of bacteria isolated from the bottom sediments of the Black Sea to produce glycosidases of various specificities, as well as to investigate the possibility of using coordination compounds of germanium to increase the enzymatic activity of bacteria of the genus Bacillus. Methods. The cultivation of bacteria was carried out in submerged conditions; maltose and rhamnose were used as carbon sources. Glycosidases activities were determined by the Romero and Davis method, protein - by the Lowry method. Coordination compounds of germanium were used as effectors of biosynthesis and activity of α-L-rhamnosidase in concentrations of 0.1 and 0.01%. Results. Based on the screening of 12 glycosidases activities (β-D-galactosidase, β-D-glucuronidase, α-D-mannosidase, α-D-xylosidase, α-D-fucosidase, β-D-xylosidase, β-D-glucosidase, N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase, N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminidase, N-acetyl-β-D-galactosaminidase, α-D-glucosidase, α-L-rhamnosidase) among 10 cultures of Bacillus, α-L-rhamnosidase activity (0.03-0.18 U/mg protein) was detected in 8 strains. Culture of Bacillus sp. 19 was the most active. Decrease in α-L-rhamnosidase activity of a Bacillus sp. 19 was observed after introduction of germanium complexes (0.1 and 0.01%) into the growth medium. We showed that bis (bipyridine) chloromodynam (II) bis (citrato) germanate (IV) octahydrate and tris (bipyridine) nickel (II) bis (citrato) germanate(IV) monohydrate can be used to increase α-L-rhamnosidase activity of Bacillus sp. 19. Conclusions. α-L-Rhamnosidase activity of marine strains belonging to the species of Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus atrophaus, Bacillus subtiliswas shown for the first time. Activation of α-L-rhamnosidase from Bacillus sp. 19 by coordination compounds of germanium was observed.

Keywords: glycosidase, α-L-rhamnosidase activity, bacteria of the Black Sea, Bacillus, screening, coordination compounds of germanium.

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