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Taka-diastase

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A digestive enzyme. 1894.

Description


An enzyme preparation obtained from the mycelium and spores of various species of mold fungi of the genus Aspergillus. 
Taka-diastase consists of a mixture of the enzymes amylase, ribonuclease, and phosphatase and of proteolyticenzymes. The activity of amylase in Taka-Diastase is several times greater than the activity of amylase in malt. Taka-Diastase is used in the distilling, brewing, bread-making, and textile industries, in the manufacture of citric acid byfermentation, and in 
research.
From The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). 

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