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Modification of Cell Wall Degrading Enzymes from Soursop (Annona muricata) Fruit Deterioration for Improved Commercial Development of Clarified Soursop Juice (A Review

Ajayi, A. A. and Peter-Albert, C. F. and Atolagbe, O. M. (2015) Modification of Cell Wall Degrading Enzymes from Soursop (Annona muricata) Fruit Deterioration for Improved Commercial Development of Clarified Soursop Juice (A Review. Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, 4 (1). ISSN 2167-0412

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Abstract

The soursop fruit and the entire soursop plant is associated with a lot of health benefits which includes the killing of cancer cells in cancer patients. The treatment of cancer with soursop has been reported to be accompanied with the risk of Parkinson’s disease while soursop juice is considered safe for consumption. The fruit had been associated with preharvest and postharvest deterioration caused by microorganisms and this reduces the total production of soursop fruit. The deterioration process is being accompanied with the production of cell wall degrading enzymes which has the advantage of being used for industrial purposes. One of the important uses of these enzymes is in the clarification of fruit juices. This review proposes the genetic modification of the genes coding for important microbial enzymes for the clarification of soursop juice for improved yield, taste, and colour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soursop fruit; Health benefits; Soursop tree; Cancer; Cell wall degrading enzymes
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 12:19
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 09:29
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5598

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