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Exercise 22`

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Describe the chemistry of starch hydrolysis.
Starch (amylose + amylopectin) in the presence of alpha amylase and water yields dextrins, maltose and glucose
The chemical used to detect microbial starch hydrolysis on starch plates is...
Grams Iodine
Amylase is an enzyme that attacks starch. The smallest product of this hydrolysis is called...
glucose
How is it possible that bacteria may grow heavily on starch agar but not necessarily produce alpha amylase
It is able to metabolize some other nutrients