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Pichia pastoris — recombinant enzyme producent for environment treatment — review

Tamara Kyzeková, Vladimír Krasňan, Martin Rebroš *

Insitute of Biotechnology, Slovak University of Technology, Radlinského 9, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovakia

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Abstract: Since environmental pollution is increasing, scientists try to find a sustainable way for its clean up and for environment protection. Due to increasing knowledge of genetics and recombinant technologies, recombinant enzymes have been increasingly applied for these purposes. This article deals with the possibilities of environmental treatment with different types of enzymes produced by P. pastoris. Environment is polluted mostly with pesticides, wastewaters, phenol compounds, plastics, toxic compounds, wastes from medical treatment, etc. All these compounds have to be eliminated considering the deteriorating biodiversity, human health, and condition of plants. Enzymes are an environmentally friendly way of such treatment.

Keywords: Pichia pastoris, recombinant enzymes, environment, pollution

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2020, pp. 108—118, DOI: 10.2478/acs-2020-0016