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Beta-Galactosidase of Helix pomatia

Nature volume 204, pages 686687 (14 November 1964) | Download Citation

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THE digestive juice of Helix pomatia contains a remarkable number of enzymes; many of them are carbohydrases, and they include an enzyme that hydrolyses lactose or β-methyl-galactoside1,2. This communication describes the properties and activities of the enzyme that hydrolyses o-nitrophenyl-β-D-galactopyranoside (ONPG).

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  1. Laboratoire de Biochimie, rue des Saints-Pères, Paris VI°.

    • R. GOT
    • , A. MARNAY
    • , P. JARRIGE
    •  & J. FONT

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