Laminarase of Euglena gracilis

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Science  18 Mar 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3403, pp. 832
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3403.832


An enzyme in extracts of the protistan Euglena gracilis splits the polysaccharide laminarin (β-1:3-glucosan). Its optimal pH is 5.0, and it is activated by Mn++ ions.

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