Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 4 No. 2

Enzyme Production by Aspergillus niger Isolated from Marine Soil

Chinnadurai Rani* and Annamalai Panneerselvam

Department of Botany & Microbiology, A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur - 613 503, India.

Received on 03 January 2010 and accepted on 15 February 2010



The effects of pH, temperature and salinity were tested for enzyme (amylase, protease, cellulase, lipase, laccase and xylanase) production by Aspergillus niger isolated from marine sediments. The production medium maintained with pH 7 to 8, at 30°C and salinity 20 ppt found optimal for enzyme production by A. niger.

Keywords : Marine sediments, Aspergillus niger.