A turbidimetric method for the screening of amylase-producing mutants of Aspergillus niger
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The method is based on the assumption that extracellular amylase, which is produced by strains ofAspergillus niger in liquid culture, hydrolyses the starch in the media and brings about a corresponding decrease in the turbidity of the media. Mutant strains which produced different quantities of amylase exhibited different degrees of decrease in turbidity of the media. The results showed that a greater degree of decrease in turbidity was observed for a higher quantity of amylase produced.