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Pectinase

Definition

noun, plural: pectinases

Any enzyme that breaks down pectin, a polysaccharide substrate found in the cell wall of plants, into simple sugars and galacturonic acid.


Supplement

It is commonly used in fruit industry that involves degradation of plant materials to speed up extraction of juices from fruits. Pectinases are also used for retting]. Addition of chelating agents or pretreatment of the plant material with acid enhances the effect of the enzyme.

Pectinases can be derived from other organisms such as fungi (e.g. Aspergillus niger).


See also: pectin.


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Grade 12 genius see here....

Name 5 proteins, 3 carbohydrates and 3 lipids. with its 1) Name: PECTINASE 2)Class: Enzyme 3)What it does and how it is formed: breaks down pectin in fruits 4)Use: making fruit juices and jams

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by Adil
Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:14 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grade 12 genius see here....
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Science Project: Extracting Apple Juice with Pectinase

... it is you're after, and you show the thoughts you have on the subject. Otherwise people feel like they are doing your homework for you. As far as pectinase goes, I've no clue... sorry.

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by woolleyy
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:24 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Project: Extracting Apple Juice with Pectinase
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Views: 4589

Science Project: Extracting Apple Juice with Pectinase

I need help with what a possible question could be. Any random info on the topic helps as well. Thanks.

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by MaysamE
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:23 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Project: Extracting Apple Juice with Pectinase
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Views: 4589

Commercial enzymes

I am engage in R& D of pectinase enzyme can any body help me in solidifying the enzyme? I have no idea how to solidify the enzyme. Manoj

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by manoj sharma
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:39 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Commercial enzymes
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Views: 1483

The Fiber Disease

... bacteria are pectinolytic Erwinia carotovora and Pseudomonas fluorescens. QS is employed to regulate spoilage phenotypes such as protease, pectinase, cellulase, and siderophore production in a bean sprout spoiling Pectobacterium. Also, clotting of milk by Pectobacterium is regulated by ...

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by J Jill
Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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