ERIC Number: EJ894558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Simple Laboratory Exercise for Induction of Beta-Mannanase from "Aspergillus niger"
Mulimani, V. H.; Naganagouda, K.
Journal of Food Science Education, v9 n3 p76-79 Jul 2010
This laboratory experiment was designed for Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Food Technology students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The experiment shows the advantages of using agricultural waste, copra mannan as potent inducer of [beta]-mannanase. The students were able to compare the enzyme induction by commercial mannans (locust bean gum, and guar gum), copra meal, defatted copra meal, and monosaccharides (glucose, galactose, mannose, and xylose). The students appreciated the use of cheap, locally available copra meal for the enhanced production of enzyme. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Foods Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Science Instruction
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