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Glucoamylase

Definition
noun
An amylase that cleaves the last alpha-1,4-glycosidic linkages at the nonreducing end of amylase and amylopectin to yield glucose.
Supplement
The enzyme is produced by fungi, especially those in the aspergillus genus.
“Synonyms:”

  • Glucan 1,4-α-glucosidase
  • γ-amylase
  • Exo-1,4-α-glucosidase
  • amyloglucosidase
  • lysosomal α-glucosidase
  • 1,4-α-D-glucan glucohydrolase

Compare: alpha-amylase, beta-amylase


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