The enzyme amylase belongs to the class
(a) hydrolase (b) isomerase
(c) transferase (d) lyases
(a) Amylases forms a class of enzymes that split or hydrolyse starch. Those found in animals are called -amylases while those found in plants are termed as -amylases. -amylase hydrolyses starch to maltose and other products and is found in vertebrate saliva and intestine. -amylase hydrolysis starch to maltose but by different process. Pancreatic amylase is amylopsin. Salivary amylase is ptyalin.