Amylase

Name of Substrate: Starch

Name of Product: Carbohydrate

Source of Enzymes: In the Mouth

Description of reaction and why this is important: Amylase digests starch by catalyzing hydrolysis, which is splitting by the addition of a water molecule. This is important

What is a good temperature and pH level for this enzyme:40ÂșC and 7 pH

Citations: "Beta Amylase." Beta Amylase. Web. 10 Mar. 2015. <http://www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/genomes/date/1bya.html>.

"What Is the Substrate for Amylase?" Yahoo! Answers. Yahoo! Web. 10 Mar. 2015. <https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090421051138AAN1Cs8>.

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