Potential Of White Turmeric (Curcuma Zedoaria) Endophyte Bacteria As A Producer Of Protease Enzymes

Miftahul Zovia, Anthoni Agustien, Yetti Marlida, Assyifa Syafrita, Feskaharny Alamsjah


Enzyme technology is an alternative for experts and environmentalists to replace various chemical processes in producing enzymes in industry. Protease enzymes represent one of the three largest groups of industrial enzymes. Known sources of protease enzymes come from animals, microbes and plants. Plants are the largest source of protease enzymes (43.85%) and followed by bacteria (18.09%). Curcuma zedoaria is generally used as medicine and as an ingredient in cooking. This research aims to determine the potential of white turmeric (Curcuma zedoaria) endophyte bacteria as a producer of protease enzymes. The research method used in this study was experimental and descriptive. Protease activity was determined using Skim Milk Agar medium. The results of the study showed that endophytic bacteria in white turmeric rhizomes (Curcuma zedoaria) have quite high potential in producing protease enzymes with a proteolytic index of 1.98.


Endophytic bacteria; White turmeric; Protease; Enzyme

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