Optimization of Aspergillus niger α-amylase Activity for Enhanced Glucose Production from Cassava Starch

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N. A. Osaribie
J. C. Ndubuisi
O. Ewa
M. R. Karimah
O. Oda

Abstract

The aim of this study was to optimize the hydrolytic activity of A. niger α-amylase on cassava starch. Isolation of Aspergillus niger, determination of α-amylase activity, α-amylase production and extraction were performed using standard protocols. Parameters such as pH, temperature, substrate concentration were studied using unifactorial approach. pH was varied from 3.6-5.6, temperature 30-80ºC, substrate concentration 0.3-1.5 g/l. In conclusion, for optimal utilization of α-amylase in the production of numerous products of economic significance, the outcome of this work can be relied upon to boost production of glucose and accessory products from starch.

Keywords:
Aspergillus niger, cassava, starch, α-amylase.

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Osaribie, N. A., Ndubuisi, J. C., Ewa, O., Karimah, M. R., & Oda, O. (2019). Optimization of Aspergillus niger α-amylase Activity for Enhanced Glucose Production from Cassava Starch. Asian Journal of Biotechnology and Bioresource Technology, 5(4), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajb2t/2019/v5i430065
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