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sac·char·i·fy

(să-kar'i-fī),
To convert starch or cellulose or other polysaccharides into sugar.
[sacchari- + L. facio, to make]
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LEMI A11 presented metabolic ability for production of dextrinizing amylase, saccharifying and CMCase, independently of the treatments and times applied to the solid state fermentation, using banana stalk as substrate (Table 2).
Significant effects of the treatments studied were observed for the activities of saccharifying amylase and CMCase enzymes at the end of each solid state culture time interval (Table 2).
The maximum activity values for amylase (dextrinizing and saccharifying) recorded in this study are considered low in comparison to those of Gusmao et al.
The effect of the independent factors (pH, temperature and substrate concentration) was significant (p <0.05) only for saccharifying amylase activity and CMCase related to substrate concentration (Table 3).
The concentration of 90% of banana stalk in relation to the final volume of the fermented, provided higher saccharifying amylase and CMCase, activity whether compared to the 70% concentration.
--Compound treatment (Compound): 21 animals divided into three pens, fed on 83.1 saccharifying units [kg.sup.-1] of dry matter of the diet, 8.8 fibrolytic units [kg.sup.-1] of dry matter of the diet, 0.05 g manna oligosaccharids [kg.sup.-1] of dry matter of diet; 0.2 g of inactive yeasts [kg.sup.-1] of dry matter of the diet.
Saccharifying enzyme activity (U/g) Reducing sugar (g/100g) 1 454.88 [+ or -] 3.87 13.17 [+ or -] 0.31 2 419.61 [+ or -] 5.24 11.75 [+ or -] 0.21 3 291.44 [+ or -] 4.14 9.21 [+ or -] 0.19 4 407.66 [+ or -] 2.59 14.21 [+ or -] 0.20 5 237.47 [+ or -] 4.14 7.52 [+ or -] 0.10 6 288.30 [+ or -] 3.27 8.85 [+ or -] 0.08 7 336.83 [+ or -] 3.23 8.85 [+ or -] 0.12 8 430.75 [+ or -] 5.14 12.22 [+ or -] 0.20 9 497.63 [+ or -] 5.29 12.75 [+ or -] 0.12 10 264.30 [+ or -] 2.07 7.43 [+ or -] 0.38 11 444.72 [+ or -] 3.53 11.58 [+ or -] 0.05 12 345.84 [+ or -] 2.57 8.35 [+ or -] 0.09 No.
Thus, employing enzyme for the process of saccharification was found to be quite efficient over employing bacteria as saccharifying agent.