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Title: Cellulase activity in meiobenthos in wetlands
Authors: Toyohara, Haruhiko  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Park, Younghwa
Tsuchiya, Kanako
Liu, Wen  orcid (unconfirmed)
Author's alias: 豊原, 治彦
Keywords: Cellulase
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Journal title: Fisheries Science
Volume: 78
Issue: 1
Start page: 133
End page: 137
Abstract: To validate the involvement of meiobenthos in cellulose breakdown in wetlands, meiobenthos were collected from sediments of Lake Furen and the Biwase River in Hokkaido Prefecture, the Kako River in Hyogo Prefecture, and the Chinai River in Shiga Prefecture. Cellulase activities of the meiobenthos were measured by cellulose zymographic analysis using sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) gels containing 0.5% carboxymethyl cellulose. The results showed that most of the Turbellaria, Nematoda, Harpacticoida, and Oligochaeta species exhibited cellulase activity. The molecular sizes of the cellulase-active bands of the sediments in Lake Furen, the Biwase River, and the Chinai River coincided with those of meiobenthos. The findings suggest that meiobenthos might play a major function in cellulose breakdown in these wetlands. This paper is the first to report cellulase activity in meiobenthos and that they are possibly involved in the breakdown of cellulose in wetlands.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1007/s12562-011-0417-9
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