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On-line version ISSN 1678-4324
CARRIM, Aysha Jussara Ivonilde; BARBOSA, Edweis Cândida and VIEIRA, José Daniel Gonçalves. Enzymatic activity of endophytic bacterial isolates of Jacaranda decurrens Cham. (Carobinha-do-campo). Braz. arch. biol. technol. [online]. 2006, vol.49, n.3, pp.353-359. ISSN 1678-4324. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-89132006000400001.
The objectives of this work was to isolate endophytic bacteria from Jacaranda decurrens Cham. and screening of some enzymes of biotechnological interest. Ten (10) bacterial species were isolated and identified from the leaves and steams. All the isolates presented enzymatic activity, which was ranked as follows: proteolytic (60%) and amilolytic activity (60%), lipolytic (40%), esterasic (40%). However, cellulolytic and pectinolytic activities were not detected. This is the first report on the isolation and identification of endophytic bacteria from Jacaranda decurrens Cham.
Keywords : Endophytic bacteria; Jacaranda decurrens; enzymes.