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Effect of Cations and Chemicals on the Activity of Partially Purified Cellulase from Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Fruits Deteriorated by Aspergillus flavus Linn

Ajayi, A. A. and Adeyuwon, A. O. and Awojobi, O. K and Olutola, P. O. (2007) Effect of Cations and Chemicals on the Activity of Partially Purified Cellulase from Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Fruits Deteriorated by Aspergillus flavus Linn. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 6. pp. 198-200. ISSN 1680-5194

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Abstract

Within ten days of incubation, freshly ripe tomato fruits (Ibadan local variety) obtained from a local market in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria had completely deteriorated and proteins which possessed cellulolytic activity were released. The enzyme was partially purified by a combination of ammonium sulphate precipitation, molecular exclusion chromatography and ion-exchange chromatography. The enzyme was stimulated to varying degrees by Ca++, Mg++, Na+ and K+ but was inhibited by ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid, 2, 4-dinitrophenol and mercuric chloride.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2014 12:23
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2014 12:23
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2155

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