Quantification of Amylase Enzyme from the Calcite Residing Actinobacteria Isolated from Limestone Quarries of Deccan Traps

Quadri, S R and Ruwaili, J A and Akbar, S M and Li, W J and Agsar, D (2014) Quantification of Amylase Enzyme from the Calcite Residing Actinobacteria Isolated from Limestone Quarries of Deccan Traps. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 8 (2). pp. 357-362. ISSN 0973-7510

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Abstract

Sixty three actinobacteria were isolated from Limestone quarries of Deccan Traps from South India. The isolates were identified by morphological, biochemical and physiological studies. Among these, six isolates were selected on the basis of their amylolytic activity using submerged cultivation. The potential isolates exhibiting amylolytic activity were DRQ10, DRQ20, DRQ86, DRQ33, DRQ41, and DRQ63 as confirmed by formation of clear zones of starch hydrolysis around the colonies, with maximum activities 2500, 1100, 1200, 1150, 1250, 1400, and 1600 Units, respectively, as determined by DNS (3, 5-dinitrosalicylic acid) assay method. Various physicochemical parameters such as pH, temperature, incubation time were optimized for the production of amylase. Amylase production was maximum on 4th day of incubation. The optimum pH and temperature were found to be 9.0 and 45 oC, and NaCl concentration of 3M for the potential amylolytic isolates. The carbon and nitrogen source for the production of amylase was starch and peptone, respectively.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Actinobacteria, Amylase, Limestone quarries, Deccan traps
Subjects: Others > Entomology
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 03:43
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 03:43
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10584
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