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  • Draft genome sequence of the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis 

    Rahman, Ahmad Yamin; Usharraj, A. O.; Misra, B. B.; Thottathil, G. P.; Jayasekaran, K.; Feng, Y.; Hou, S.; Ong, S. Y.; Ng, F. L.; Lee, L. S.; Tan, H. S.; Sakaff, M. K. L. M.; Teh, B. S.; Khoo, B. F.; Badai, Siti Suriawati; Aziz, Nurohaida Ab; Yuryev, A.; Knudsen, B.; Dionne-Laporte, A.; Yu, Q.; Langston, B. J.; Freitas, A. K.; Young, A. G.; Chen, Rui; Wang, L.; Najimudin, N.; Saito, Jennifer A.; Alam, Maqsudul; Mchunu, Nokuthula Peace (BioMed Centralhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-14-75, 2013)
    Background Hevea brasiliensis, a member of the Euphorbiaceae family, is the major commercial source of natural rubber (NR). NR is a latex polymer with high elasticity, flexibility, and resilience that has played a ...
  • Expression of a modified xylanase in yeast 

    Mchunu, Nokuthula Peace (2009)
    Protein engineering has provided a key for adapting naturally-occurring enzymes for industrial processes. However, several obstacles have to be overcome after these proteins have been adapted, the main one being finding a ...
  • Xylanase hyper-producer : the genome of the thermophilic fungus Thermomyces lanuginosus 

    Mchunu, Nokuthula Peace (2014-08-08)
    The global demand for green technology has created a need to search for microbes that can play an active role in advancing a greener and cleaner future. Microbial enzymes are nature’s keys to life and their efficiency, ...
  • Xylanase superproducer : genome sequence of a compost-loving thermophilic fungus, thermomyces lanuginosus strain SSBP 

    Mchunu, Nokuthula Peace; Permaul, Kugen; Rahman, Ahmad Yamin; Saito, Jennifer A.; Singh, Suren; Alam, Maqsudul (American Society for Microbiologyhttp://genomea.asm.org/, 2013-06-20)
    We report here the draft genome sequence of Thermomyces lanuginosus strain SSBP, which was isolated from soil in South Africa. This fungus produces the largest amount of xylanase ever reported in the literature.