Indian Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 227–233 | Cite as

Annotation and De Novo Sequence Characterization of Extracellular β-Fructofuranosidase from Penicillium chrysogenum Strain HKF42

  • Vaibhav V. Gujar
  • Priya Fuke
  • Anshuman A. Khardenavis
  • Hemant J. Purohit
Short Communication


The genome of a fungal strain Penicillium chrysogenum strain HKF42, which can grow on 20% sucrose has been annotated for 7595 protein coding sequences. On mining of CAZymes, we could annotate a β-fructofuranosidase gene responsible for fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) synthesis which is a known prebiotic. The enzyme activity was demonstrated and validated with the generation of FOS as kestose and nystose.


Prebiotic Fructo-oligosaccharides Penicillium β-Fructofuranosidase 



Authors would like to acknowledge to CSIR-NEERI for providing essential resources for the research work [KRC No. CSIR-NEERI/KRC/2017/SEP/EBGD/2]. Vaibhav Gujar is thankful to University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi for providing Junior and Senior Research Fellowship for carrying out this research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vaibhav V. Gujar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Priya Fuke
    • 1
  • Anshuman A. Khardenavis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hemant J. Purohit
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI)NagpurIndia
  2. 2.Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-NEERINagpurIndia

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