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Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 126, Issue 1, pp 11–14 | Cite as

Physiological and biochemical contributions to the taxonomy of the genera Ankistrodesmus and Scenedesmus

V. Starch hydrolysis and new assignment of strains
  • Erich Kessler
Article

Abstract

The 17 Ankistrodesmus strains studied do not produce extracellular amylolytic enzymes. 20 out of 28 Scenedesmus strains, however, are able to hydrolyse starch.

The groups of strains previously characterized physiologically and biochemically were assigned to established species of the genera Ankistrodesmus (including Monoraphidium) and Scenedesmus.

Key words

Biochemical taxonomy Ankistrodesmus Monoraphidium Scenedesmus Starch hydrolysis Amylase Extracellular enzymes 

Abbreviation

GC

Guanine + cytosine

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erich Kessler
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  1. 1.Institut für Botanik und Pharmazeutische Biologie der UniversitätErlangenFederal Republic of Germany

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