Enzymology of cellulose degradation

  title={Enzymology of cellulose degradation},
  author={Thomas M. Wood and Vicenta Garcia-Campayo},
In the last few years there has been a considerable improvement in the understanding of the mechanisms involved in the microbial degradation of cellulose, but there are still many uncertainties. As presently understood, it would appear that different mechanisms may operate in the various types of microorganism. Thus degradation of crystalline cellulose is effected by anaerobic bacteria by large Ca-dependent and thiol-dependent multicomponent endoglucanase-containing complexes (cellulosomes… CONTINUE READING
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