Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 11, Issue 10, pp 735–738

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

  • A. O'Riordan
  • M. L. McHale
  • J. Gallagher
  • A. P. McHale
Article

Summary

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.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. O'Riordan
    • 1
  • M. L. McHale
    • 1
  • J. Gallagher
    • 2
  • A. P. McHale
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Biological SciencesDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland
  2. 2.Dept. of MicrobiologyTrinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland

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