A previously reported bioassay method for Spodoptera litura chitinase inhibitors has been improved by use of colloidal chitin powder with a uniform particle size. This improvement made the assay four times more sensitive. Detection of three active supernatants by screening of supernatants and cell extracts from 135 fermentation broths has proved the efficiency of this improved method.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1999|
- Chitinase inhibitory assay
- Colloidal chitin
- Spodoptera litura
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology