Enzyme profiling of selected chitinase producing Actinomycetes
RA Bhaturiwala, SC Jha, NK Jain, HA Modi
Twenty five Actinomycetal isolates, obtained during the screening of Chitinase production were plate-screened for their ability to produce eight extracellular enzymes activities to evaluate their other potential industrial application. Isolates were assessed for Amylase, Cellulase, Xylanase, Lipase, Caseinase, β-Mannanase, Chitinase, and Caffeinase enzyme activities by determining their enzymatic index. In our results, limited number of isolates present in lipase followed by for xylanase and caseinase activities. An average number of isolates present Amylase, Cellulase and β-Mannanase activities. Isolates number SP3, SP7, SP14 and SP25 showed diversified enzymatic competence, among them SP25 showed high level of extracellular enzyme activities particularly for Amylase, Chitinase and for Caseinase activities.