Formation and Degradation of Cyclic Dextrins by Intracellular Enzymes of Bacillus macerans

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Science  20 Nov 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3647, pp. 1064-1066
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3647.1064


The enzymes of Bacillus macerans that participate in the formation and degradation of Schardinger dextrins were shown to be intracellular. Bacillus macerans amylase converts starch into cyclic dextrins. A newly discovered enzyme, cyclodextrinase, catalyzes the degradation of cyclic dextrins.