Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 1053–1058 | Cite as

Evaluation ofKluyveromyces marxianus for the production of lactase simultaneously to pectinase or inulinase

  • Patricia Espinoza
  • Eduardo Bárzana
  • Mariano García-Garibay
  • Lorena Gόmez-Ruiz


Five strains ofK. marxianus were evaluated for the production of intracellular lactase, intra and extracellular pectinase and intra and extracellular inulinase. The strain NRRL-Y-1109 showed the highest lactase activity, but the strain CDBB-L-278 produced notably higher activities of inulinase and pectinase than the rest of the strains tested. The strain CDBB-L-278 was selected for the simultaneous production of two enzymes. Two enzymes fermentations were achieved with productions of 44% lactase and 53% pectinase, or 26% lactase and 47% inulinase compared to the single enzyme levels.


Enzyme Fermentation Organic Chemistry High Activity Bioorganic Chemistry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Espinoza
    • 1
  • Eduardo Bárzana
    • 1
  • Mariano García-Garibay
    • 2
  • Lorena Gόmez-Ruiz
    • 2
  1. 1.Departmento de Alimentos y Biotecnología, Facultad de QuímicaUNAMMéxicoMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de BiotechnologíaUniversidad AutónomaMéxico

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