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invertase

Line breaks: in|vert|ase
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnvəːteɪz
 
, ɪnˈvəːt-/

Definition of invertase in English:

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme produced by yeast which catalyses the hydrolysis of sucrose, forming invert sugar.
Example sentences
  • Enzymes shown are invertase, sucrose synthase, cytosolic AGPase, and plastidic AGPase.
  • Stressed cells also had higher activities of sucrose cleaving enzymes, such as alkaline invertase and sucrose synthase.
  • Grape sugar is mainly composed of glucose and fructose, produced after sucrose hydrolysis by invertase during grapevine maturation.

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