EXTRACTION AND ACTIVITY STUDIES OF INDUSTRIALLY IMPORTANT ENZYMES FROM MARINE FUSARIUM SPECIES ISOLATED FROM MACHILIPATNAM SEA WATER, (A.P), INDIA.
Suseela Lanka, Muralidhar Pydipally and J. Naveena Lavanya Latha*
The Industrial application of microbial enzymes to large-scale organic synthesis is currently attracting much attention, and has been uniquely developed especially in Japan. The discovery of new microbial enzymes through extensive and persistent screening has brought about many new and simple routes for synthetic processes. The application of these enzymes in so-called hybrid processes of enzymatic and chemical reactions, provide one possible way to solve environmental problems. The current study is aimed at isolating a potential enzyme producing fungus from marine water. Of the several strains isolated, one that showed highest activity was picked and it was used for further studies. The fungal strain isolated was identified as Fusarium species and on the basis of clearance zone on the specific media the fungal species was found to produce multiple Industrially important enzymes i.e. proteases, amylases and lipases. Then it was selected for further studies to estimate the enzyme activity and better amylase activity was identified.
Keywords: Fusarium species, Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Enzyme activity
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