Isolation of ?-glucosidase from different parts of maize (Zea mays) and its specific activity estimation
SANTOSH KUMAR, O.P. VERMA AND AMIT ALEXANDER CHARAN
Journal Title:Asian Journal of Bio Science
?-glucosidase is a remarkable enzyme in the field of enzyme technology. Firstly, it helps in producing ethanol from the plant waste
and subsequently helps to cope up the oil crisis as well as in alcohol based industries. Secondly, it improves the taste and aroma
of wine, tea and fruits. In the present study ?-glucosidase was isolated from different plant parts of maize (Zea mays) and specific
activity was estimated. The maximum crude enzyme was found in coleoptile (2.86ml) and maximum specific activity was estimated
in thumb leaf (lower most leaf) as 43.446 whereas maximum protein was found in second leaf blade (9.241 mg/ml).