Edinburgh Research Explorer

Mining new enzymes in the rumen for biomass processing and chiral synthesis

Project: Funded ProjectResearch

Total award£250,535.00
Funding organisationUK central government bodies/local authorities, health and hospital authorities
Funder project reference100970 TP5903-40240
Period1/08/1131/01/14
Project websitehttp://www.ark-genomics.org/bioinformatics/meta4

Key findings

We have sequenced and assembled almost 300Gbases of sequence from 12 samples and predicted almost 3.8 million proteins, the vast majority of which are novel.
We have assigned domains to these proteins and provided information to our collaborators, leading to over 40 possible novel beta glucosidase candidates.
We have written and released a database system to manage the data: http://www.ark-genomics.org/bioinformatics/meta4