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Production, purification, characterization, and applications of lipases.
Lipases (triacylglycerol acylhydrolases, EC catalyze the hydrolysis and the synthesis of esters formed from glycerol and long-chain fatty acids. Lipases occur widely in nature, but onlyExpand
Botryococcus braunii: A Renewable Source of Hydrocarbons and Other Chemicals
ABSTRACT:  Botryococcus braunii, a green colonial microalga, is an unusually rich renewable source of hydrocarbons and other chemicals. Hydrocarbons can constitute up to 75% of the dry mass of B.Expand
Synthesis of metallic nanoparticles using plant extracts.
Biomolecules present in plant extracts can be used to reduce metal ions to nanoparticles in a single-step green synthesis process. This biogenic reduction of metal ion to base metal is quite rapid,Expand
An alkaline protease from a facultatively thermophilic and alkalophilic strain of Bacillus brevis has been studied. The enzyme from a shake flask culture displayed maximum activity at pH 10.5 andExpand
Biodegradation of triphenylmethane dyes.
Biodegradation of triphenylmethane dyes by bacteria, actinomycetes, yeasts, and fungi are discussed in detail. The disadvantages of physical and chemical treatment processes of dye wastewater areExpand
Bioactive Compounds from Cyanobacteria and Microalgae: An Overview
ABSTRACT Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) are photosynthetic prokaryotes used as food by humans. They have also been recognized as an excellent source of vitamins and proteins and as such are foundExpand
Comparative studies on the microbial adsorption of heavy metals
Abstract A process of competitive biosorption of Cr(VI) and Fe(III) ions on Streptococcus equisimilis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Aspergillus niger is described and compared to single metal ionExpand
Production studies and catalytic properties of phytases (myo-inositolhexakisphosphate phosphohydrolases): an overview
In biological system, hydrolysis of phytic acid (the principle storage form of phosphorus in legumes, cereals, oil seeds and nuts) to myo-inositol and inorganic phosphate is an important reaction forExpand
Prospects of biodiesel production from microalgae in India
Energy is essential and vital for development, and the global economy literally runs on energy. The use of fossil fuels as energy is now widely accepted as unsustainable due to depleting resourcesExpand
Removal of Dyes from the Effluent of Textile and Dyestuff Manufacturing Industry: A Review of Emerging Techniques With Reference to Biological Treatment
Abstract Biological removal of dyes from effluents of textile and dyestuff manufacturing industry offers some distinct advantages over the commonly used chemicals and physicochemical methods. TheseExpand