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CHARACTERISATION OF PARTIALLY PURIFIED CELL WALL-DEGRADING ENZYMES: POLYGALACTURONASE AND CELLULASE FROM TOMATO FRUITS DEGRADED BY ASPERGILLUS NIGER

Ajayi, A. A. and Atolagbe, O. M. (2015) CHARACTERISATION OF PARTIALLY PURIFIED CELL WALL-DEGRADING ENZYMES: POLYGALACTURONASE AND CELLULASE FROM TOMATO FRUITS DEGRADED BY ASPERGILLUS NIGER. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 9 (2). pp. 3383-3391. ISSN 1920-3853; Print ISSN: 1715-9997

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Abstract

Aspergillus niger is a soil saprobe and produces a wide array of hydrolytic and oxidative enzymes and cell wall degrading enzymes. An investigation on the various properties of partially purified polygalacturonase and cellulase enzymes extracted from tomato fruits deteriorated by Aspergillus niger was carried out in this study. The results obtained shows that temperature, pH and substrate concentration have a profound effect on enzyme activity. The molecular weights of the enzymes extracted also suggest that it may be species dependent

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: 13 Oct 2015 11:37
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 09:28
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5596

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