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    Pectin and Pectinase Experiments


      Pectinase is an enzyme that breaks down pectin that is a fibre found in the cell walls of plants. Pectinase is used in the food industry for extraction of fruit juice and for winemaking and pectin is used for making jams and jellies.

      Background Information

    • Pectinase - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Pectin - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • What is Pectin? [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Science Fair Projects

    • Simple Enzyme Experiments [View Resource]
    • Monitor enzyme activity by measuring the amount of apple juice released by pectinase. [View Experiment]
    • Use a refractometer to measure sugar content in ripening fruit. [View Experiment]
    • How to Get the Most Juice from Your Apples: How Pectinase Enzymes Affect Apples [View Experiment]
    • Simple Enzyme Experiments [View Experiment]
    • A Pectinase Class Activity [View Experiment]
    • Learn how the enzyme pectinase breaks down the pectin found in plant cell walls [View Experiment]
    • Apple juice with pectinase (video) [View Experiment]
    • Pectinase assay [View Experiment]
    • Making Your Own Apple Pectin [View Experiment]
    • Pectin recipes [View Experiment]
    • Enzyme action: Testing Catalase Activity [View Experiment]
    • Pectinase Practical for Open Day [View Experiment]
    • Enzyme Action [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • Industrial Biotechnology: Laboratory Manual [View Experiment]
    • The Influence of Tannins on the Degradation of Pectin by Pectinase Enzymes [View Experiment]
    • Pectinase treatment of raw orange juice and Subsequent quality changes in 60 Brix concentrate [View Experiment]
    • Isolation and identification a tannin-tolerant fungus producing protopectinase [View Experiment]
    • Pectinases in Leaf Degradation by Aquatic Hyphomycetes: the Enzymes and Leaf Maceration [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • The performance of cutinase and pectinase in cotton scouring [View Thesis]
    • The Evolution of Fungal Pectinases in Glycosyl Hydrolase Family 28 and Their Association with Ecological Strategy [View Thesis]
    • Isolation of extracellular fungal pectinolytic enzymes and extarction of pectin using kinnow waste as substrate [View Thesis]


    • Pectin Production (US Patent 1497884, 1924) [View Patent]
    • Preparation of pectinase-free Diastase (US Patent 2599532, 1952) [View Patent]
    • Pectinase from Saccharomyces bayanus (US Patent 5807727, 1998) [View Patent]
    • Polypeptides having pectin acetylesterase activity and nucleic acids encoding same (US Patent 6184028, 1999) [View Patent]

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