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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"


ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"


ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"


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An overview of the biotechnological applications of bacterial cold active enzymes       

Panwar A.S., Molpa, D. and Joshi G.K.

Department of Zoology & Biotechnology, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India


Bacteria are adapted to survive at extremely low temperatures due to their exceptionally versatile metabolic capabilities. Besides other metabolites, a number of cold active enzymes are also produced by these tiny organisms to make their survival possible at subzero temperatures. Many of these enzymes such as lipase, protease, amylase, cellulase, xylanase etc have wide range of industrial applications. Cold active enzymes have high catalytic activity at lower temperatures as they are able to undergo conformational changes for catalysis with lower energy demand which enhances their applicability for industrial purposes. This review describes the biotechnological and industrial prospects of bacterial cold active enzymes.

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Panwar, A. S., Molpa, D., & Joshi, G. K. (2015). An overview of the biotechnological applications of bacterial cold active enzymes. Environ. Cons. J16, 59-66.

Received: 24.08.2015


Accepted: 12.11.2015

First Online: 15.12. 2015


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