Why Do Enzymes Have Optimum Temperatures?

#57 — Some microbes survive at 37°C, and some survive at 90°C. So why do their respective enzymes have optimum temperatures?

Listen to this episode and learn about the delicate balance between reaction rate and enzyme stability that makes enzymes the perfect tool for their job. 

Check out the corresponding online article for a simple picture of why enzymes have optimum temperatures. [1] While you're at it, why not check out how DNA ligation works, [2] and discover the incredible variety of polymerases available? [3]

1. Understanding The Optimum Temperature For Enzymes. Available at: https://bitesizebio.com/120/why-do-enzymes-have-optimal-temperatures/
2. DNA Ligation: How it Works & 6 Top Tips. Available at: https://bitesizebio.com/10279/how-dna-ligation-works/
3. Get To Know Your DNA Polymerases. Available at: https://bitesizebio.com/24551/get-to-know-your-dna-polymerases/

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Why Do Enzymes Have Optimum Temperatures?