Bernadette S. Collins

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The α-amylase of Thermomonospora curvata catalyses the formation of very high levels of maltose from starch (73%, w/w) without the attendant production of glucose. The enzyme was produced extracellularly in high yield during batch fermentation in a 5-1 fermentor. Purification was achieved by ammonium sulphate fractionation, Superose-12 gel filtration and(More)
The thermophilic actinomycete,Saccharomonospora viridis produces a thermostable α-amylase which forms 63% (w/w) maltose on hydrolysis of starch. Maltotriose and maltotetraose are the only intermediate products observed during this reaction, with maltotriose accumulating to 40% (w/w). Both unimolecular and multimolecular mechanisms (transfers and(More)
The alpha-amylase of Thermomonospora curvata catalyses the formation of very high levels of maltose from starch (73%, w/w) without the attendant production of glucose. The enzyme was produced extracellularly in high yield during batch fermentation in a 5-1 fermentor. Purification was achieved by ammonium sulphate fractionation, Superose-12 gel filtration(More)
The α-amylase of Micromonospora melanosporea was produced extracellularly during batch fermentation in a 5.0-1 fermentor. The absence of an organic nitrogen source in its growth medium facilitated subsequent purification of the enzyme by ammonium sulphate fractionation and two consecutive Superose-12 gel-filtration steps. The enzyme exhibited maxima for(More)
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