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A new enzyme, β-glucosidase, in honey.

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 25 (3) pp. 178-181
Date
June 1986
Article Title

A new enzyme, β-glucosidase, in honey.

Author(s)

Nicholas H. Low, Kam Va Vong And Peter Sporns

Abstract

The presence of a new enzyme, β-glucosidase,. was shown in significant amount in all 11 honeys tested. Optimal conditions for activity over a 20-min period, using 0.2-Mp-nitrophenyl- β-D-glucopyranoside (β-PNPG) as a substrate, were pH 4.2and temperature 60°C. Results of tests performed directly on untreated honey were similar to those obtained with dialysed honey.

Keywords

Enzyme, honey, β-glucosidase

 
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