adaptive enzyme


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adaptive enzyme

[ə′dap·tiv ′en‚zīm]
(microbiology)
Any bacterial enzyme formed in response to the presence of a substrate specific for that enzyme.
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Mandels and Reese produced cellulase by growing Trichoderma viride and observed that it was influenced by carbon source and metals and was an adaptive enzyme in cultures of T.

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