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A glucanohydrolase yielding β-maltose units from the nonreducing ends of 1,4-α-glucans. An exoamylase.
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Hints of an interesting interaction between serine-class proteases and beta-amylase began to emerge in a study Schmitt reported in 2007 in the journal Cereal Chemistry.
Comparative enzyme kinetics of two allelic forms of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) beta-amylase. J.
The action of malt alpha-amylase and barley beta-amylase on Lintner starch, amylopectin, and amylose in model systems and on malt starch in practical mashes was monitored using reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography.
Alpha-amylase, beta-amylase, R-enzyme, pullulanase, iso-amylase or alpha-limit dextrinase are produced by the rumen microorganisms.

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