Hettich MIKRO20 Microliter Centrifuge Used to Prove Sudanese Soil is a Potential Source of a-Amylase for Industrial Uses
The Hettich MIKRO 200R microliter centrifuge was cited in the study entitled "A potential new isolate for the production of a thermostable extracellular a-amylase" by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Sudan. The researchers hoped to discover a novel a-amylase suitable for new industrial applications in Sudanese soil.
a-Amylases are enzymes constituting approximately 30% of the global enzyme production. For industrial use, these ezymes are mainly obtained from microbial sources because of "their higher yield and thermostability." Though a-amylases have several industrial applications, "the presently known a-amylases are not sufficient to meet most industrial demands."
Scientists in Sudan segregated 270 Bacillus species from soil samples in Khartoum State before testing the bacterial stain for a-amylase udnerwent submerged fermentation and was then inoculated. The Hettich MIKRO 200R was used to centrifuge the culture broth at 30 rpm and 4°C for 30 minutes to complete the fermentation method.
Scientists isolated a new and novel B. licheniformis strain which produces a-amylases. It is notable for its active enzyme pH range and for the enzyme's thermostability. The study suggests that the enzyme may be useful for sweetener and syrup production and for textile and paper production.
Hettich's comprehensive line of centrifuges enables scientists to conduct important testing and research, such as this study on new sources for novel enzymes. The Hettich MIKRO 200R is a powerful and compact microliter centrifuge that is quiet, safe and reliable.
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