Properties of cellulolytic enzyme systems.

  title={Properties of cellulolytic enzyme systems.},
  author={Thomas M. Wood},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={13 2},
Cellulolytic enzymes are synthesized by a large number of micro-organisms which include fungi, actinomycetes, gliding bacteria (myxobacteria) and true bacteria. However, only the fungi appear to excrete large amounts of cellulase enzymes in active form into culture media and not surprisingly these are the enzyme systems that have been most extensively studied. Bacterial cellulases are cell-wall bound, in the main. While many cellulases are known to solubilize the amorphous, easily hydrated… CONTINUE READING

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