Article History

Received 12 July 2017
Received in revised form 18 July 2017
Accepted 25 July 2017
Available online 30 July 2017

Keywords

Cellulase, fermentation, hydrolytic enzymes, carotenoids, Aspergillus Niger.

PRODUCTION AND BIOAPPLICATION OF CELLULASE FROM ASPERGILLUS NIGER

Ramya Vivekanathan, Seral Swetha Yesudoss, Suryaprabha Sathiya, Manivasagan Veerasamy*, Ramesh Babu Govinda Setty and Karthikeyan Sangapillai

Department of Biotechnology, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering (Autonomous), Hosur - 635 126, Tamilnadu, India.

*Corresponding author : manivasaganv@gmail.com

ABSTRACT: n an energy deficient world, cellulase plays a major role for the production of alternative energy resources. Cellulase is an important enzyme which can be obtained from cheap agrowaste, as well as cellulose substrate used in submerged fermentation and solid state fermentation. Cellulose can be degraded by cellulase enzyme produced by cellulolytic fungi (Aspergillus niger). Cellulases are a group of hydrolytic enzymes, which are responsible for the release of sugar, and they are being produced by the microorganisms grown over cellulosic matter. This enzyme is used to extract carotenoids from vegetable source (sweet potato peel) and it was one of the bioapplications of cellulase enzyme. Carotenoids are a group of pigments naturally present in vegetable raw materials that have biological properties.

 

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