Agarolytic activity in the enzyme extracts of Oscillatoria sp.

Kaladharan, P and Seetha, K (2000) Agarolytic activity in the enzyme extracts of Oscillatoria sp. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 42 (1 & 2). pp. 151-152.


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    Oscillatoria sp. growing as epiphyte on the thallii of Gracilaria edulis was known to contain enzymes endowed with agarolytic properties. The alkaline PO, buffer(0.1 ml, pH 7.5) extracts containing protein concentration of 600 pg/ml exhibited maximum activity of agar solublization (490 pg) on 1% agar slants within the first three hours. However, at pH 6.0 the enzyme extract exhibited low rate of agarolytic activity. The in vim activity of this extract was also studied on the bits of fresh thallus of G. edulis for cell seperation. The results are discussed in the light of possibilities of applying this cost effective marine source of enzyme on protoplast isolation and somatic hybridization of Indian agarophytes.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Agarolytic activity; Oscillatoria
    Subjects: Algae
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2010 17:25
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:14

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