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Characterisation of a starch-hydrolysing enzyme of Aspergillus niger

Suresh, C. and Dubey, A. K. and Srikanta, S. and Umesh Kumar, S. and Karanth, N. G. (1999) Characterisation of a starch-hydrolysing enzyme of Aspergillus niger. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 51. pp. 673-675.

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Abstract

<p align="justify">A UV-induced mutant strain of Aspergillus niger (CFTRI-1105-U9) overproduced a starch-hydrolysing enzyme with properties characteristically different from the known amylases of the fungus. The purified enzyme of 4.0 pI had an apparent molecular mass of 125 kDa and it dextrinised starch and then saccharified the dextrins. Patterns of the enzyme activity on starch, resulting in glucose at 60°C and glucose, maltose and maltodextrins at 70°C as primary products, suggested significant applications for the enzyme in starch-processing industries.</p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 16 Enzyme Chemistry
Divisions: Food Microbiology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:24
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/77

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