Cellulolytic activity of Actinomycetes isolated from termites (Termitidae) gut

@article{Pasti1985CellulolyticAO,
  title={Cellulolytic activity of Actinomycetes isolated from termites (Termitidae) gut},
  author={Maria B. Pasti and Maria Luana Belli},
  journal={Fems Microbiology Letters},
  year={1985},
  volume={26},
  pages={107-112}
}
Abstract Cellulolytic actinomycetes were isolated from the hindgut of four different termites: Macrotermes, Armitermes, Odontotermes and Microcerotermes spp. The isolated actinomycetes ( Streptomyces sp. and Micromonospora sp.) were grown on cellulosic substrates and their extracellular cellulase (C l , C x and cellobiase) activity evaluated; using filter paper as a substrate for C l , carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) for C x and d -cellobiose for cellobiase, all strains were shown to degrade… 
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