Cloning and primary structure of Chia gene from Aeromonas caviae Academic Article uri icon


  • The chiA gene from Aeromonas caviae encodes an extracellular chitinase, 865 amino acids long, that shows a high degree of similarity to chitinase A of Serratia marcescens. Expression in Escherichia coli yielded an enzymatically active protein from which a leader sequence was removed, presumably during transport of the enzyme across the cell membrane.

publication date

  • August 1, 1995