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Improvement of halophilic cellulase production from locally isolated fungal strain

Nagoor Gunny, Ahmad Anas and Arbain, Dachyar and Jamal, Parveen and Gumba, Rizo Edwin (2015) Improvement of halophilic cellulase production from locally isolated fungal strain. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 22 (4). pp. 476-483.

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Halophilic cellulases from the newly isolated fungus, Aspergillus terreus UniMAP AA-6 were found to be useful for in situ saccharification of ionic liquids treated lignocelluloses. Efforts have been taken to improve the enzyme production through statistical optimization approach namely Plackett–Burman design and the Face Centered Central Composite Design (FCCCD). Plackett–Burman experimental design was used to screen the medium components and process conditions. It was found that carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), FeSO4Æ7H2O, NaCl, MgSO4Æ7H2O, peptone, agitation speed and inoculum size significantly influence the production of halophilic cellulase. On the other hand, KH2PO4, KOH, yeast extract and temperature had a negative effect on enzyme production. Further optimization through FCCCD revealed that the optimization approach improved halophilic cellulase production from 0.029 U/ml to 0.0625 U/ml, which was approximately 2.2-times greater than before optimization.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2937/44276
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ionic liquids; Cellulases; Halophiles; Optimization; RSM
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Prof.Dr. Parveen Jamal
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 10:35
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2015 21:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44276

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