Chitinase Production by Serratia marcescens GG5
SHARMA, Joginder Ram
HOONDAL, Gurinder Singh
- Publisher: TUBITAK
(issn: 1300-0152, eissn: 1303-6092)
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.