Urease Activity in Blue-Green Algae

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Science  20 May 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3725, pp. 1077-1078
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3725.1077


The apparent enzymatic hydrolysis of urea has been detected in whole blue-green algae and in cell extracts. Urease is present as an intracellullar component in cultures in which no bacterial contaminants are found. The activity in the cells was recovered from the extracts.