African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5045

Article in Press

Biotechnological and industrial applications of enzymes produced by extremophilic bacteria. A mini review

Kelly Dumorné

  •  Received: 20 May 2018
  •  Accepted: 19 June 2018
Extremophilic bacteria are important groups of extremophilic organisms that have been studied during the two decades. The demand for enzymes from extremophilic bacteria has increased considerably due to its potential industrial application and great diversity and can work under extreme conditions. Due to their activity and stability under extreme conditions, these enzymes offer new alternatives for current biotechnological and industrial applications. Despite, their huge potentials, enzymes derived from extremophilic microorganisms remain largely unexplored. These enzymes offer new opportunities for new line of research, and biotechnological applications. This review provides a summary on diversity, biotechnological and industrial applications of some enzymes produced by extremophilic bacteria.

Keywords: extremophiles, extremophilic bacteria, enzymes, biotechnology application