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Screening, Characterisation and Optimization of Microbial Pectinase

  • V. SuneethaEmail author
  • Zaved Ahmed Khan
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Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 22)

Abstract

Microbial exploitation for the production of pectinase enzyme is highly attractive for applications in fruit, textile and paper industries and also in waste water treatment. Pectinases are a group of enzymes responsible for hydrolysis of pectin and breakdown of complex polysaccharides of plant tissues into simpler molecules with extra ordinary specificity, catalytic power and substrate specificity. The screening methodologies, characterization and optimization (physical, nutritional, and CAD) of microbial pectinase will be discussed.

Keywords

Apple Pomace Boiling Tube Pectinolytic Enzyme Mineral Salt Solution Pectinase Production 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The author Dr. V. Suneetha wants to acknowledge the DST (Department of Science and Technology) for awarding young scientist and financial help for carrying out to this research. Authors also want to express sincere thanks to VIT University for providing infrastructure facilities to carry out this research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Biotechnology, Chemical and Biomedical engineeringVIT UniversityVelloreIndia

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