CHITINASE GENE AND CHITINASE ENCODED BY GENE
Provided are: protein-expressing gene with chitinase activity and a protein with chitinase activity encoded by said gene
a method for breaking down chitin using said protein with chitinase activity
and a method for producing N-acetylglucosamine. The present invention pertains to: DNA comprising the base sequences represented by nucleotide numbers 1 to 1464 in the base sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, or DNA comprising base sequences having at least 90% base sequence homology with said DNA, and characterized by encoding proteins having chitinase activity
a protein containing either the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 2, or an amino acid sequence in which one to several amino acids in said amino acid sequence have been substituted, deleted, inserted or added, and characterized by having chitinase activity
a method for breaking down chitin using said protein
and a method for producing N-acetylglucosamine.