Recalcitrant polysaccharide degradation by novel oxidative biocatalysts

Abstract

The classical hydrolytic mechanism for the degradation of plant polysaccharides by saprophytic microorganisms has been reconsidered after the recent landmark discovery of a new class of oxidases termed lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs). LPMOs are of increased biotechnological interest due to their implication in lignocellulosic biomass… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00253-013-5197-y

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