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PRODUCTION OF CELLULASE AND BETA-GLUCOSIDASE ACTIVITIES FOLLOWING GROWTH OF STREPTOMYCES-HYGROSCOPICUS ON CELLULOSE-CONTAINING MEDIA

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SPEAR, L, GALLAGHER, J, MCHALE, L and McHale, Anthony (1993) PRODUCTION OF CELLULASE AND BETA-GLUCOSIDASE ACTIVITIES FOLLOWING GROWTH OF STREPTOMYCES-HYGROSCOPICUS ON CELLULOSE-CONTAINING MEDIA. BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 15 (12). pp. 1265-1268. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1007/BF00130309

Abstract

The actinomycete, Streptomyces hygroscopicus was shown Lo be capable of producing extracellular cellulase and cell associated beta-glucosidase activity during growth on cellulose containing media. Cell homogenates were shown to contain a beta-glucosidase fraction which was stable for up to 24h. at 30-degrees-C and had half-lives of 480min. and 220 min. at 40 and 50-degrees-C, respectively. The enzyme fraction was also shown to be optimally active at pH 4.0 suggesting that it might represent a suitable supplement for fungal cellulase systems, deficient in beta-glucosidase activity.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:21448
Deposited By:Professor Anthony McHale
Deposited On:28 Mar 2012 16:31
Last Modified:04 Dec 2012 12:03

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