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(Science: physiology) a soluble, nitrogenous ferment, capable of converting starch and dextrin into sugar.

The name is more particularly applied to that ferment formed during the germination of grain, as in the malting of barley; but it is also occasionally used to designate the amylolytic ferment contained in animal fluids, as in the saliva.

Origin: gr. Separation, fr, to stand apart; through _, to stand, set: cf. F. Diastase. Cf. Diastasis.

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Optimum Temperature of Diastase

Im doing a lab and i cant find the optimium temperature of diastase can someone please give me that info cause i cant find it on the web and i need it to compare my results.

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by ccBiologist
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Optimum Temperature of Diastase
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Effect of diastase of malt on starch

help!!!!!! ne one, pleaseeee. i have a really big assignment. i wanna find out the effect of diastase of malt (alpha & beta mixed) on starch. what are the by products? where in the body is diastase of malt found in? what is the optimum pH in which it works. i really ...

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by Cenarius
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effect of diastase of malt on starch
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For Mr. Hill

... by Chlorella species are reported to be green on gross examination. Moreover, they contain a greater amount of periodic acid-Schiff-positive, diastase-sensitive granules than do Prototheca species, owing to the starch present within the cytoplasm.3 Nonspherulating organisms mimicking Prototheca ...

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by C3
Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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