Investigation of factors affecting xylanase activity from Trichoderma harzianum 1073 D3

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Isil S., Nilufer A.

BRAZILIAN ARCHIVES OF BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.48, no.2, pp.187-193, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this study, some physiological conditions affecting the activity of xylanase enzyme produced from Trichoderma harzianum 1073 D3 were determined. In addition, stabilization of pH and temperature in liquid and semi-solid state cultivation media were investigated. It was concluded that for maximum xylanase activity incubation at 60 degrees C in an enzyme incubation medium with pH 5 that contained 1% xylan was appropriate. The stability studies showed that the enzyme was relatively stable in the pH range 3-7 and retained more than 50% of its original activity after four months.