cellulase

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cellulase

 [sel´u-lās]
a concentrate of cellulose-splitting enzymes derived from Aspergillus niger and other sources; used as a digestive aid.

cel·lu·lase

(sel'yū-lās),
Enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of 1,4-β-glucoside links in cellulose, lichenin, and other β-d-glucans; found in a variety of microorganisms in soil and in the digestive tracts of herbivores. Used to produce digestive tablets and in the removal of cellulose from foods for special diets.

cellulase

(sĕl′yə-lās′, -lāz′)
n.
Any of several enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose.

cel·lu·lase

(sel'yū-lās)
An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of 1,4-β-glucoside links in cellulose. Used to produce digestive tablets and in the removal of cellulose from foods for special diets.

cellulase

an ENZYME capable of splitting CELLULOSE into glucose, used particularly in the softening or digestion of plant cell walls. Most animals are not capable of producing cellulase and therefore of digesting plant material themselves, relying instead on a variety of gut microorganisms to produce the enzyme and then absorbing the glucose product (see CAECUM). Cellulase is also produced in large quantities in the ABSCISSION layer formed in leaf stalks of higher plants, causing a weakening of cell walls prior to leaf fall.
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Only one cellobiohydrolase gene have been detected so far from any metagenomic library (Table 1).
Production of cellobiohydrolase was induced in cultures with all carbon sources tested.
The activity of cellobiohydrolase (CBH), an extracellular enzyme, was used as a measure of cellulose-degrading potential.
Xylanase activities were significantly higher than the activities of the enzymes cellobiohydrolase or endoglucanase.
Production of cellobiohydrolase was induced in cultures with microcrystalline cellulose, CMC and xylan.
Two contigs, CL154Contig1 and CL1180Contig1, were homologous to cellobiohydrolase II-like cellulase (CelH) from Orpinomyces sp.
Cellobiohydrolase (1, 4-B-D-glucan cellobiohydrolase, EC 3.
Characterization of a Neocallimastix patriciarum cellulase cDNA (celA) homologous to Trichoderma reesei cellobiohydrolase II.
Production of cellobiohydrolase, endoglucanase and xylanase was induced by all carbon sources tested.
Production and distribution of endoglucanase, cellobiohydrolase, and b-glucosidase components of the cellulolytic system of Volvariella volvacea, the edible straw mushroom, Appl.
Results of this study suggest that production of endoglucanase and cellobiohydrolase by A.