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|Title:||Thermoactive alkali-stable xylanase production from a newly isolated <i style="">Streptomyces</i> sp. SU 9|
|Authors:||Bajaj, Bijender K|
|Keywords:||<i style="">Streptomyces</i> sp|
|Abstract:||Xylanases being used for several industrial processes under harsh conditions must be robust. A <i style="">Streptomyces</i> sp. SU9 isolated from humus was found to produce highly thermoactive (optimum temperature 80<sup>o</sup>C) and alkali-stable (optimum pH 9.0) xylanase. The organism not only utilized agricultural-based carbon sources like wheat bran and wheat straw, but produced xylanase titre (5200 IU/L) higher than that obtained on pure xylan (2600 IU/L), rendering economy to production and application. Yeast extract as nitrogen source promoted maximum xylanase production compared to soybean meal and peptone. The xylanase was stable over a pH range of 6-9. Thermoactivity of xylanase was moderate as it inactivated upon incubation above 60<sup>o</sup>C for 30 min.|
|ISSN:||0975-0991 (Online); 0971-457X (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJCT Vol.17(5) [September 2010]|
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