International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2019, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part B
Utilization of fish viscera for protease production and used for digestion of waste in the pondAuthor(s):
Saif Al Ghais and Vibha BhardwajAbstract:
Mozambique Tilapia (Tilapia mossambica
) viscera extracts were prepared using water, KCl solution and EDTA homogenization. The extract with the highest protease specific activities of 1687.5 and 2800 IU/mg protein, respectively. The enzyme was active at the optimum pH (4.0) and temperature (45 °C) when casein was used as a substrate. The enzyme showed the highest activity and purification when precipitated at 0-80% ammonium sulphate effectively improved specific activity of enzyme. Thus, the results revealed that active digestive enzymes could be prepared from tilapia viscera and can be used to digest the waste build-up in the pond and which greatly increase the clarity of the water by hydrolysing the proteinacious waste materials that build up. This research was carried out for the utilization of fish by-products for producing enzymes and also to the reduction of waste disposal problems.Pages: 112-115 | 406 Views 26 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Saif Al Ghais, Vibha Bhardwaj. Utilization of fish viscera for protease production and used for digestion of waste in the pond. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(3):112-115.