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Cellulase production by the Thermophilic Fungus, Thermoascus aurantiacus


Tong, Chow Chin and Cole, Anthony L. J. (1982) Cellulase production by the Thermophilic Fungus, Thermoascus aurantiacus. Pertanika, 5 (2). pp. 255-262.

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Thermoascus aurantiacus was the most active cellulase producer of several thermphilic fungi tested. The optimum growth temperature for T. aurantiacus in liquid medium was 45° C and maximum cellulase production from filter paper occurred at 40°C. The optimum temperatue for {3-glucosidase and carboxymethylcellulase activity was 70° C; for filter paper degrading activity it was 65°C. Maximum activity was found at pH 5.0 for the filter paper degrading enzyme and glucosidase and pH 4.3 for carboxymethylcellulase activity.

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Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cellulase, Thermascus aurantiacus, Thermophilic fungus, Isolation, Properties
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2009 14:32
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 14:58
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