Swollen chitin, flake chitin, powder chitin, and mushroom paste were used as substrates for chitinase production by Serratia marcescens GG5 in submerged fermentation. Enzyme production was 0.3 U/ml when the organism was grown in M9 medium supplemented with 0.5% swollen chitin and 0.5% soluble starch. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that Serratia marcescens GG5 digested the chitin flakes by producing chitinase.
Swollen chitin, Serratia marcescens, chitinase, production
SINGH, GURSHARAN; SHARMA, JOGINDER RAM; and HOONDAL, GURINDER SINGH (2008) "Chitinase Production by Serratia marcescens GG5," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 32: No. 4, Article 1. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol32/iss4/1