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Macroalgae are considered to be promising biomass for fuels and chemicals production. To utilize brown macroalgae as biomass, the degradation of alginate, which is the main carbohydrate of brown macroalgae, into monomeric units is a critical prerequisite step. Saccharophagus degradans 2-40 is capable of degrading more than ten different polysaccharides(More)
β-1,6-glucan is a polysaccharide found in brown macroalgae and fungal cell walls. In this study, a β-1,6-endoglucanase gene from Saccharophagus degradans 2-40T, gly30B, was cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli. Gly30B, which belongs to the glycoside hydrolase family 30 (GH30), was found to possess β-1,6-endoglucanase activity by hydrolyzing(More)
Brown macroalgae are renewable and sustainable biomass resources for the production of biofuels and chemicals, owing to their high levels of carbohydrates and low levels of lignin. To increase the biological usage of brown macroalgae, it is necessary to depolymerize the polysaccharides that generate macroalgal monomeric sugars or sugar derivatives and to(More)
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