, Volume 11, Issue 10, pp 735-738

Chitinase production following co-immobilization ofMicromonospora chalcae with chitin in calcium alginate

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The actinomyceteMicromonospora chalcae produces a chitinolytic system following growth on chitin containing medium. When the organism was co-immobilized in calcium alginate, the amount of chitinase produced was 2-fold higher than the levels produced by the free system. When the immobilized organism was used in a batch fed reactor system it was capable of producing much more enzyme than the free system.