J Food Biochem. 2022 Feb 7:e14099. doi: 10.1111/jfbc.14099. Online ahead of print.
Glucoamylase is one of the most widely used enzymes in industry, but the development background and existing circumstances of industrial glucoamylase were not described by published articles. CiteSpace, a powerful tool for bibliometric, was used to analyze the past, existing circumstances, and trends of a professional field. In this study, 1820 Web-of-Science-indexed articles from 1991 to 2021 were collected and analyzed by CiteSpace. The research hotspots of industrial glucoamylase, like glucoamylase strain directional improvement, Aspergillus niger glucoamylase, glucoamylase immobilization, application of glucoamylase in ethanol production, and “customized production” of porous starch, were found by analyzing countries, institutions, authors, keywords, and references of articles. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: The research progress of glucoamylase with industrial potential was analyzed by CiteSpace, and a significant research direction of glucoamylase with industrial potential was found. This is helpful for academic and corporate audiences to understand the current situation of glucoamylase with industrial potential and carry out follow-up works.