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Which of the following enzymes is used to remove oily stains from the clothes?


  1. Protease

  2. Lipase

  3. Cellulase 

  4. Amylase


Solution

The correct option is B

Lipase


Lipases are enzymes that digest lipids. When we look at famous detergent brands advertizing their superior stain removal abilities, they are bragging about the action of lipase on digesting oily stains and making clothes sparkle. Some important lipase-producing bacterial genera include Bacillus, Pseudomonas and Burkholderia.  Protease, cellulase, amylase as the names suggest` are use to digest protien, cellulose, starch respectively.

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