Produção de quitinases por fermentação por trichoderma sp

by dos Santos, Ana Paula

Abstract (Summary)
Chitynolytics enzymes, as chitinases, constitute an important group of enzymes related with metabolism and degradation of insoluble substract as chitin present in animal, plants and fungi. In this work studies of carbon source (glucose and lactose) and cultivation conditions (agitation and pH) to produce chitinase by Trichoderma sp. T6 were carried out. The effect of carbon source, agitation and pH upon chitinase production by Trichockrma sp. T6 was investigated. Fermentations were performed at 27°C, and samples were withdraw every 12 hours during 72 hours of fermentation in order to assay both chitinolytic and proteolytic activity, as well as reducing sugar and pH. The optimal conditions for chitinase production found in glucose medium were 200 rpm (agitation), 6,0 (pH) and 0,3% (glucose) achieving an average value of 1,92 V/roL. Liquid culture medium with lactose showed maximum production of chitinase at 5th, 6th and 7th experiments (0,5% lactose) with 0,76, 0,75 and 0,85 V/roL, respectively. lt was observed that proteases were formed at beginning of fermentation in the experiments using lactose. Chitin hydrolysis by the raw broth of maximum chitinolytic activity was followed for 8 hours and the two predominant oligosaccharides, were mono and di-acetylchitobiose, respectively
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Telma Teixeira Franco; Telma Teixeira Franco [Orientador]; Carlos Ricardo Soccol [Orientador]; Tereza Cristina Zangirolani

School:Universidade Estadual de Campinas

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:12/04/2000

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