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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 554-567
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.505.057


Production of Cyclodextrin Glycosyltransferase by Newly Isolated
Alkalophilic Strain of Leucobacter Species
H.S. Hazeena and A. Jayakumaran Nair*
Department of Biotechnology, University of Kerala, Kariavattom,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Cyclodextrins are cyclic oligosaccharides having applications in various industrial and pharmaceutical companies. Cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase is the enzyme that converts starch into cyclodextrins (CDs).We screened 45 strains of CGTase positive isolates from soil samples collected from different regions of tropical forest of Kerala, India. A new strain of Leucobacter species which produce CGTase was isolated and the culture conditions and media components were optimized for the enhanced production of the enzyme, which synthesize α and β cyclodextrins. The organism is found to be alkalophilic as its optimum pH is above 10.


Keywords: CGTase, cyclodextrins, alkalophilic, Optimization.
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Hazeena, H.S., and Jayakumaran Nair, A. 2016. Production of Cyclodextrin Glycosyltransferase by Newly Isolated Alkalophilic Strain of Leucobacter Species.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 554-567. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.505.057