PMID: 38608Jan 1, 1979

Production of cellulase (Cx) by different species of Erwinia

Zentralblatt Für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten Und Hygiene. Zweite Naturwissenschaftliche Abteilung: Mikrobiologie Der Landwirtschaft Der Technologie Und Des Umweltschutzes
A F El-HelalyM R Gabr


The tested isolates of Erwinia chrysanthemi (corn pathotype) and E. carotovora constitutively produce high levels of cellulase(s) (Cx) in presence or absence of carboxymethyl-cellulose (CMC) as substrate in the medium. The tested isolates of E. atroseptica produced high levels of cellulase when grown in presence of both carboxymethyl-cellulose (CMC) and sucrose, low levels in presence of carboxymethyl-cellulose alone, and traces of cellulase(s) in presence of sucrose alone. The activity of cellulase(s), present in culture supernatants of E. chrysanthemi (corn pathotype) and E. carotovora, occurred in a broad range of pH value (2.2--9) with an optimum pH ranging from pH 4 to 7. However, the activity of cellulase(s), present in culture supernatant of E. atroseptica, occurred in a narrow range of pH value (3--7) with an optimum of about pH 5.



Nov 29, 1958·Nature·M GOTO, N OKABE

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