saccharase


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saccharase

[′sak·ə‚rās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharide to monosaccharides, specifically of sucrose to dextrose and levulose. Also known as invertase; invertin; sucrase.
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Significantly lower activity of soil saccharase (by 24-36%) was observed in the case of the thinnest spring rape crop density (50-100 plants [m.
2008), soil saccharase activity is positively correlated with total nitrogen and available phosphorus, and urease activity is negatively correlated with the soil pH.
Also the results of our investigation did not show any significant effect of rape root biomass on urease and saccharase activity.