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Searching for Amylase  

Information about sequence, structure, and active sites for many proteins is accessible online. This real world application of bioinformatics introduces us to amylases and asks us to explore functionally similar enzymes from markedly divergent organisms. Here, we search for microbial enzymes useful in the starch processing industry. Several tools useful for dealing with sequence information are introduced through the Biology Workbench.Information about sequence, structure, and active sites for many proteins is accessible online. This real world application of bioinformatics introduces us to amylases and asks us to explore functionally similar enzymes from markedly divergent organisms. Here, we search for microbial enzymes useful in the starch processing industry. Several tools useful for dealing with sequence information are introduced through the Biology Workbench. 

  • investigate the use of bioinformatics to identify potentially useful microbial amylases for industry


Topic(s): Industrial/Food, Molecular/Genetics


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Searching for Amylase.pdf

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