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Utilization of orange peels for the production of multienzyme complexes by some fungal strains

Authors
Journal
Process Biochemistry
1359-5113
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0032-9592(96)00012-x
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Abstract The production of multienzyme preparations containing pectinase, cellulase and xylanase enzymes was investigated using six fungal isolates grown on orange peels as the sole carbon source. Of the fungal isolates tested, Aspergillus niger A-20 proved to be the most potent and produced highly active multienzyme systems after 5 days in shaken cultures. These preparations included active induced pectinase, cellulase and xylanase enzymes with insignificant levels of amylase and lipase activities. This suggests potential uses in the extraction of the major components (starches and lipids) of plant materials. The optimum conditions for the activities of this enzyme complex were pH 4·0–5·0 and temperature 45–50°C.

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