Characteristics of α-Amylase and Protease Produced from Bacillus amyloliquefacies CNL-90 Isolated from Malt Grain

맥아에서 분리한 Bacillus amyloliquefacies CNL-90이 생산하는 α-amylase와 Protease의 특성

  • Bae, Hyoung-Churl (Lab. of Milk Food Biochemistry and Biotechnology College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Chungnam National University) ;
  • Choi, Seong-Hyun (Research Institute, KG Si-Tech.) ;
  • Na, Seuk-Han (Chung Mi Bio Inc.) ;
  • Nam, Myoung-Soo (Lab. of Milk Food Biochemistry and Biotechnology College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Chungnam National University)
  • 배형철 (충남대학교 농업생명과학대학 동물바이오시스템과학과) ;
  • 최성현 ;
  • 나석한 (청미바이오) ;
  • 남명수 (충남대학교 농업생명과학대학 동물바이오시스템과학과)
  • Received : 2012.01.30
  • Accepted : 2012.04.24
  • Published : 2012.04.30


A bacterium, identified as $Bacillus$ $amyloliquefacies$, CNL-90 using 16S rDNA analysis, was isolated from malt grain. The optimal activities of its ${\alpha}$-amylase and protease were observed at pH 6 and $60^{\circ}C$, and at pH 6 and $50^{\circ}C$, respectively although their activities remained stable at pH 7 and $40^{\circ}C$for ${\alpha}$-amylase and at pH 7 and $50^{\circ}C$ for protease. After solid-state fermentation of $B.$ $amyloliquefacies$, CNL-90 on wheat bran for 72hr or 144hr, the ${\alpha}$-amylase and protease activities were 170,000 and 290,000 units/kg, and 290,000 and 310,000 units/kg, respectively. The viable bacterial cell counts were $1.5{\times}10^9$ CFU/g and $2.2{\times}10^9$ CFU/g at 72hr and 144hr of the solid-state fermentation, respectively. A feeding trial with a total of 127 piglets was also conducted. The animals were divided into two groups: an experimental group fed with the fermented product (63 piglets) and a control group (64 piglets). The growth rate of the experimental group was 6.66% higher than that of the control group (P<0.05). The results of this study indicate that the ${\alpha}$-amylase and protease from $B.$ $amyloliquefacies$, CNL-90 can be used for industrial applications due to their activity in production of carbohydrate hydrolysates.


$Bacillus$ $amyloliquefacies$ CNL-90;${\alpha}$-amylase;Protease;Growth rate


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