Chitinase Production by Serratia marcescens GG5

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SINGH, Gursharan ; SHARMA, Joginder Ram ; HOONDAL, Gurinder Singh (2014)
  • Publisher: TUBITAK
  • Journal: (issn: 1300-0152, eissn: 1303-6092)
  • Subject: Swollen chitin, Serratia marcescens, chitinase, production
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | carbohydrates (lipids) | fungi | macromolecular substances

Swollen chitin, flake chitin, powder chitin, and mushroom paste were used as substrates for chitinase production by Serratia marcescens GG5 in submerged fermentation. Enzyme production was 0.3 U/ml when the organism was grown in M9 medium supplemented with 0.5% swollen chitin and 0.5% soluble starch. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that Serratia marcescens GG5 digested the chitin flakes by producing chitinase.
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