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J Basic Microbiol. 2015 Oct;55(10):1149-58. doi: 10.1002/jobm.201500112. Epub 2015 May 22.

Coproduction of detergent compatible bacterial enzymes and stain removal evaluation.

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Department of Biotechnologies, Faculty of Applied Fundamental Sciences, INES-Ruhengeri, Ruhengeri, Rwanda.
Department of Biochemistry, Center for Post Graduate Studies, Jain University, Bangalore, India.


Most of the detergents that are presently produced contain the detergent compatible enzymes to improve and accelerate the washing performance by removing tough stains. The process is environment friendly as the use of enzymes in the detergent formulation reduces the utilization of toxic detergent constituents. The current trend is to use the detergent compatible enzymes that are active at low and ambient temperature in order to save energy and maintain fabric quality. As the detergent compatible bacterial enzymes are used together in the detergent formulation, it is important to co-produce the detergent enzymes in a single fermentation medium as the enzyme stability is assured, and production cost gets reduced enormously. The review reports on the production, purification, characterization and application of detergent compatible amylases, lipases, and proteases are available. However, there is no specific review or minireview on the concomitant production of detergent compatible amylases, lipases, and proteases. In this minireview, the coproduction of detergent compatible enzymes by bacterial species, enzyme stability towards detergents and detergent components, and stain release analysis were discussed.


Concomitant production; Detergent enzyme; Detergent formulation; Stain removal; Washing performance

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