Research Papers/Topics in Biochemistry

SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF ALPHA AMYLASE LEVELS AT STAGES IN THE RIPENING OF MUSA SPECIES

Alpha-amylases are starch degrading enzymes and their activities have been found to be the major change that occurs in the ripening of bananas and plantains. This study was designed to basically develop a simple spectrophotometric method to monitor some of the biochemical processes involved in the ripening of Giant horned plantain (Apantu), French horned plantain (Apem) and local banana (Abibifo mpua).The pericarp from five ripening stages was collected and alpha amylases were extracte...