Qasim Khalil Beg

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High yields (1939 U/ml) of an alkaline protease were obtained in batch fermentation of a Bacillus sp. using a response surface methodology. The interaction of four variables, viz., starch, peptone, incubation time, and inoculum density, suggested inoculum density to be an insignificant variable. However, incubation time had a profound effect on protease(More)
Streptomyces sp. QG-11-3, which produces a cellulase-free thermostable xylanase (96 IU ml−1) and a pectinase (46 IU ml−1), was isolated on Horikoshi medium supplemented with 1% w/v wheat bran. Carbon sources that favored xylanase production were rice bran (82 IU ml−1) and birch-wood xylan (81 IU ml−1); pectinase production was also stimulated by pectin and(More)
Keratinases are special proteases which attack the highly recalcitrant keratin substrates. They stand apart from the conventional proteases due to their broad substrate specificity towards a variety of insoluble keratin rich substrates like feather, wool, nail, hair. Owing to this ability, keratinases find immense applications in various environmental and(More)
The kinetic constants for an alkaline protease from Bacillus mojavensis were determined using a central composite circumscribed design (CCCD) where concentration of substrate (casein) and the assay temperature were varied around their center point. The K(m),V(max), K(cat), activation energy (E(a)) and temperature coefficient (q(10)) were determined and the(More)
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