Modification of barley starch by α-amylase and pullulanase

Marianna Lauro, Arja Lappalainen, Tapani Suortti, Karin Autio, Kaisa Poutanen

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    The hydrolysis of the amylopectin of gelatinized waxy barley starch by Bacillus licheniformis α-amylase occurred in a non-random way, showing accumulation of smaller-size hydrolysis products. The hydrolysis of barley starch by Bacillus acidopullulyticus pullulanase also began with a rapid decrease in the molecular size of amylopectin, indicating that the enzyme was capable of hydrolyzing the α-1,6-linkages in the middle of the amylopectin molecule.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)151-152
    JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
    Issue number2-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    EventWorkshop on Cereal Polysaccharides - Le Croisic, France
    Duration: 4 Jun 19925 Jun 1992


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