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. 2017;80:149-163.
doi: 10.1016/bs.afnr.2016.11.006. Epub 2017 Jan 6.

Marine Enzymes: Production and Applications for Human Health

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Marine Enzymes: Production and Applications for Human Health

T Eswara Rao et al. Adv Food Nutr Res. .

Abstract

Marine microbial enzymes have wide applications in bioindustries. Selection of microorganisms for enzyme production at the industrial level requires good yield and high production rate. A number of enzymes such as amylase, caseinase, lipase, gelatinase, and DNases have been discovered from microbes isolated from extreme marine environments. Such enzymes are thermostable, tolerant to a varied range of pH and other harsh conditions required in industrial applications. Novelty in their structure and characteristics has shown promising scope to the researchers in academia and industry. In this chapter, we present a bird's eye view on recent research works in the field of enzyme production from marine origin as well as their potential biological applications relevant to human health.

Keywords: Bioprospecting; Human health; Marine biocatalysts; Marine enzymes; Metagenome.

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