Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2016

  • Partial Purification and Characterisation of Polyphenol Oxidase from Two Commonly Consumed Eggplants (Solanum mellongena depressum and Solanum gilo) in Nigeria

    David Morakinyo Sanni

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2016
    Pages: 1-10
    Received: 31 May 2016
    Accepted: 12 June 2016
    Published: 6 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.bmb.20160101.11
    Abstract: Polyphenol oxidase (PPO) catalyzes in the presence of oxygen, the oxidation of mono- and di- phenols to o-quinones. The browning in fruits, vegetables and their processed products occurs as a result of this oxidation reaction. PPO in this study was isolated and characterized from two species of garden egg; Solanum mellongena depressum and Solanum g... Show More