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I have just carried out an experiment to investigate th affect of different pH on the activity of amylse. I understand that salivary amylase has an optimum pH of pH8 - due to the slight alkalinity of the saliva/ mouth. In my experiment I used BACTERIAL AMYLASE - thinking it would have the same optimum as the salivary amylase - I found that it worked best at pH 6 !!!! - Is there a reason for this - and can you tell me anything about BACTERIAL amylase? Thankyou
Re: What is the difference between bacterial amylase and salivary amylase?
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