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 (ĭn-vûr′tās′, ĭn′vər-tās′, -tāz′)
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose. Also called saccharase, sucrase.
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme, occurring in the intestinal juice of animals and in yeasts, that hydrolyses sucrose to glucose and fructose. Also called: saccharase
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(ɪnˈvɜr teɪs, -teɪz)

also in•ver′tin,

an enzyme that causes the inversion of cane sugar into invert sugar.
Also called sucrase.
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Noun1.invertase - an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose
disaccharidase - an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides into monosaccharides
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After the soil was incubated with 15 mL of 8% sucrose solution and 5 mL of phosphate buffer (pH 5.5) at 37[degrees]C for 24 h, invertase activity (mg glucose [g.sup.-1] 24 [h.sup.-1]) was measured with glucose as the reducing sugar through colorimetry at 510 nm with 3,5-dinitrosalicylic acid (GUAN et al., 1986).
The sucrose available for exporting from mesophyll cells is transported through the phloem to the sink organs, where it can be stored as starch in amyloplasts or converted to hexoses (LEMOINE et al., 2013) by invertase (acidic and neutral isoforms) and sucrose synthase (susy) enzymes (STURM; TANG, 1999; WINTER; HUBER, 2000; WELHAM et al., 2009).
Among carbohydrate metabolizing enzymes, the activities of trehalase, amylase and invertase were significantly reduced after treatment with sub lethal dose of esfenvalerate as compared to control.
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Similarly, Skujins (27) reported that the catabolic responses of urease, phosphatase, protease, invertase, and catalase can be used as fertility indices of soil to complement soil chemical analyses, in order to predict the nutrient availability and crop yield.
Melo e colabroadores (2003) afirmam que quando mais velho for o mel menos sacarose contera, pois a invertase, enzima incorporada ao nectar pela saliva das abelhas transforma os acucares, em particular a sacarose, que resulta numa mistura de glicose e frutose.
In a previous study found thatthe C4%, vitamin C, F/G ratio, viscosity, invertase, II'13Cp-h werefoundto be successful in discrimination of honeysamples in theStepwisemethod (Onder et al., 2016).