Identification of Chitosan-Degrading Microbes for the Production of Chitooligomer

Nurul Asma Hasliza, Zulkifly and Syaidatul Najiah, Zakaria (2012) Identification of Chitosan-Degrading Microbes for the Production of Chitooligomer. In: 3rd International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (ICCCE2012), 29-30 June 2012, Jeju Island, South Korea.

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A total of twenty bacteria were isolated from various kinds of seawater and soil samples collected along the beach of Kuala Terengganu. Liquid minimal media and solid minimal media were used for enrichment and direct plating isolation, respectively. Bacteria strains were isolated based on their ability to grow in liquid minimal media supplemented with 1% chitosan powder as the sole carbon and energy source. From 20 selected bacterial strains, only 10 cell cultures showed signs of inference of chitosan biodegradation. The activity of which was measured quantitatively for the reducing sugar produced in the growth medium. The strain isolated from Batu Buruk beach (L1) and from Chendering beach (BB2) showed a promising extent of biodegradation with the released reducing sugar concentration of 0.727 and 0.572 µmol/mL, respectively

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Bio-resources & Food Industry
Depositing User: Rosnorzaini Rusli
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2020 04:48
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2020 04:52

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